After making his return to the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett will give Temuera Morrison's bounty hunter of a show of his own. Not only will the series follow up from the post-credits sequence of Din Djarin's solo show, but it will also provide "a number of answers" about Boba Fett's past on Tatooine.
The seven-episode series sees Boba Fett teaming up with Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand, as the two attempt to mop up the desert planet's criminal underworld. The Book of Boba Fett's first trailer teased just that, in addition to hinting towards some of the characters that the duo will encounter along their journey.
A new trailer has now been released in anticipation for Boba Fett's grand return to the galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars Teases Boba Fett's Return in New Trailer
Star Wars released a brand new trailer, titled "The Return," for the upcoming Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett, teasing the bounty hunter's past on the desert planet of Tatooine and his new rule from Jabba's Palace.
New footage seemingly showed the aftermath of Boba's encounter with the Sarlacc, in addition to the scum and villainy that he and partner Fennec Shand will be up against. The trailer uses the sound effects for the Slave I's iconic seismic charges from Attack of the Clones to divvy up the footage, emphasizing the epic return of the galaxy's most fearsome bounty hunter.
In one shot, Boba is seen wearing the charred jumpsuit that his Mandalorian armor is normally attached to, heavily indicating that the footage is from a flashback scene to sometime after the bounty hunter’s scuffle with the Sarlacc pit and before retrieving his plating in The Mandalorian.
An interesting ship is also shown flying above Tatooine, which could possibly be a Corellian YT-1300f light freighter (the same model as the Millennium Falcon) judging by the circular design.
A group of alien bandits can be seen on swoop bikes, who seem to be causing trouble on Tatooine.
A mysterious rider can be seen speeding along Tatooine's busy streets chased by several other vehicles, just managing to hit an innocent Pit Droid.
A mysterious Twi'lek character also appears briefly in the footage, giving a half bow to another person off-screen.
The full trailer can be seen below:
Will Star Wars Fans See the Sarlacc Again?
Since the bounty hunter's return in The Mandalorian, many Star Wars fans have been left wondering: how did Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc pit after Return of the Jedi? The story has previously been covered in Star Wars Legends content, but the current Disney-era canon has yet to provide Boba's new backstory.
If the new footage of Boba without his armor and Temuera Morrison's comments are anything to go by, it seems that viewers will finally be getting the answers that they have been waiting for. So how did Boba Fett lose his armor in the first place?
Perhaps the bounty hunter met another unlucky soul in the pit, who managed to wrangle the armor off of Boba to escape. Boba could have also been forced to leave his armor behind to get out of the Sarlacc, killing the beast and leaving it for another scavenger to swipe. The bounty hunter's armor could have also been stolen after escaping the Sarlacc pit, with bandits possibly taking advantage of Boba's weakened state to take the plating from him.
Whatever the case, fans can find out just what Temuera Morrison's bounty hunter has been up to when The Book of Boba Fett launches on Disney+ on December 29, 2021.