The Mandalorian finished its successful sophomore run on Disney+ with an action-packed finale. Looking ahead, it was already confirmed that Season 3 of The Mandalorian will arrive. However, The Book of Boba Fett's announcement in the post-credits scene of the Season 2 finale caused some confusion as to when (or even if) Season 3 would come.
Set to be released in December 2021, The Book of Boba Fett will follow the titular character's life on Tatooine. Based on the brief yet exciting sneak peek, it's safe to assume that the spinoff will be set after the events of The Mandalorian Season 2, but it also makes narrative sense for it to show how Boba Fett survived his fall from the Sarlacc Pit during Return of the Jedi.
Aside from the release date and basic premise of the show, not much is known about the place of The Book of Boba Fett in the larger Star Wars picture. Despite that, a new report has emerged, and it provides an exciting confirmation on the creative team of the much-anticipated spinoff.
Variety shared in a report that The Book of Boba Fett will be executive produced by The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau and producer Dave Filoni.
In addition, the outlet emphasized how Lucasfilm is "adopting the full Marvel format" by placing the Boba Fett spinoff, Ahsoka, and Rangers of the New Republic within the same timeline of The Mandalorian, similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's interconnective narrative.
WHAT THIS MEANS
The involvement of Favreau and Filoni on The Book of Boba Fett is an exciting piece of news for Star Wars fans considering what the duo accomplished with The Mandalorian. It also makes perfect sense for the pair to tackle the Boba Fett spinoff since they were responsible for bringing back the character in the Disney era of Star Wars.
It will be interesting to see how Lucasfilm's plan to adopt the “full Marvel format” will pan out in the next several years. Star Wars is known for its interconnected nature due to the presence of numerous tie-ins, but it seems that Favreau and Filoni will aim to take it a step higher by featuring a much more centralized story.
The sequel trilogy had its fair share of ups and downs in the past years, and the complaints mostly came from how the films were a product of conflicting ideas from filmmakers. Now, there's a strong chance that these spinoffs of The Mandalorian can present a cohesive vision thanks to Favreau and Filoni having a strong hand in all of their stories.
In any case, the next few years will be an exciting time for fans of the galaxy far, far away.