Star Wars rumors: A Boba Fett miniseries could be set to film really soon

Dickey Beer and Jeremy Bulloch in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Photo: Lucasfilm.
Dickey Beer and Jeremy Bulloch in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Photo: Lucasfilm. /

There are more Star Wars rumors out there, and apparently, a Boba Fett series could begin filming soon.

Over the last few months, it’d be an understatement to say Star Wars has a load of Disney+ series in development or rumored to be in development. There are so many spinoff series in the rumor mill, in fact, that it will be quite impressive if Lucasfilm is able to carry them all out without a hitch.

So far, we still only have one live-action series currently streaming on Disney+. That’s The Mandalorian, which recently dropped Chapter 10 today. But now, there’s a rumor out there that says a miniseries possibly close to The Mandalorian season 2 will being filming soon… like, very soon.

This is according to Deadline, which published said rumor in a story yesterday. Typically, and as always, we like to take rumors with a grain of salt. But with a publication as big as Deadline saying something like that, it’s worth discussing. Here’s what Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva wrote in the recent story after addressing when The Mandalorian season 3 could begin filming:

"The confusion stems from the level of secrecy in the Lucasfilm camp. But sources point for the rumors that another Mandalorian-related project, I hear possibly a Boba Fett miniseries, would film first, starting next week or later this month, with The Mandalorian season 3 production coming after that."

As people like to say, “huge if true.” While there have always been rumors about Boba Fett re-joining the Star Wars universe in some capacity, it’d be amazing for a miniseries to secretly begin filming without Disney and Lucasfilm announcing it. Heck, Disney and Lucasfilm have still yet to officially announce Temuera Morrison’s involvement in The Mandalorian’s season 2 premiere and who his character really is. Many at this point are fairly certain that Morrison is playing a not-dead Boba Fett, but Star Wars is really keeping this hand close to themselves.

That being said, if Boba Fett really is going to have his own spinoff that begins filming soon, it makes you wonder how much more involvement his character will have in The Mandalorian. (And that, of course, all depends on what time period the show would take place in. Will it be pre- or post-Return of the Jedi?) It’d be a shame if Morrison’s only Mandalorian appearance would be in the premiere episode of season 2. While they could be trying to set up a shared universe, it’s not quite fair to the fans who want to see storylines resolved in The Mandalorian without having to commit to another show to see the conclusion of said story arc.

It does seem like The Mandalorian could be used as a launchpad for a very Dave Filoni-centric shared universe. And while it’s not necessarily bad news to have so many projects possibly in development, there is concern that Star Wars could sacrifice quality for quantity. These are new territories for Star Wars in the TV/streaming sector, so we’ll have to give it time to see how these results play out.

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