Star Wars Just Secretly Teased Darth Maul's Role In Book of Boba Fett

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
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Live-action Star Wars has finally returned to this galaxy in the form of The Book of Boba Fett, where Lucasfilm's iconic bounty hunter is in the middle of a career change. Following his role in The Mandalorian's Season 2, Boba has assumed Jabba the Hutt's throne as Tatooine's newest crime lord; and due to his new position - coupled with his new approach - he's sure to gain the attention of the galaxy's underworld.

The Book of Boba Fett isn't just Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni's second Disney+ series, it's also the second for The Mandalorian's composer Ludwig Göransson, whose new theme for the anti-hero made its way online ahead of the show's debut. 

For fans expecting to see The Mandalorian's tradition of cameos continue in the Boba Fett series, Göransson's theme not only supports that theory but also hinted at who.

Book of Boba Fett Theme Hints at Future Cameo

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Ludwig Göransson's theme for The Book of Boba Fett isn't entirely his own. At one point, a theme from a past Star Wars film with both Dark Side and criminal connections can be heard, implying that Boba may encounter a few familiar faces in his new role. 

At the 1:49 time stamp of Göransson's piece, the Crimson Dawn theme from 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story can be heard, which was composed by John Powell along with contributions from Star Wars' original composer, John Williams. 


In Solo, Crimson Dawn was a crime syndicate led by Emperor Palpatine's former apprentice Darth Maul. Qi'ra, who was Han Solo's childhood friend and love interest and played by Emilia Clarke, became the face of the organization after she killed Dryden Vos. 

At this point in the Star Wars timeline, Maul has been killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, meaning Qi'ra may be the current head of the crime syndicate. 

The Crimson Dawn Strikes Back? 

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Fans have been speculating about Qi'ra's return to Star Wars in either film or on Disney+ for years, and since the Crimson Dawn theme is part of The Book of Boba Fett's main theme, it seems a guarantee. 

It would also make sense from a story perspective. Even though Maul is dead, he was instrumental in the affairs of the Mandalorians - which Boba Fett has been confirmed to be - and he died on Tatooine where Boba now rules.

Also, if Boba Fett intends to maintain his new power position, he's going to have competition. Not only does Maul's former Crimson Dawn make sense, but Qi'ra and Boba have someone in common: Han Solo. In the original trilogy, Boba delivered Han Solo in carbonite to Jabba the Hutt before Han led to his near-death in the Sarlaac pit. 

In addition to Emilia Clarke expressing interest in returning to the character, it's worth noting that Qi'ra and Boba have already crossed paths following her return at the end of Marvel Comics' War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha. Perhaps this comic book storyline was only laying the groundwork for what audiences will see play out between the two figures in the series?

New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett debut on Wednesdays on Disney+.

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Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.