Before Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and their creative team offer us yet another season of The Mandalorian — and after Star Wars: Visions hits Disney+ in September — Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen will return to our small screens in The Book of Boba Fett.
Boba Fett’s return to live-action Star Wars, along with the reveal that he was still alive after Return of the Jedi, was part of The Mandalorian season 2 kickoff. He returned later in the season, and though it’s not yet clear whether or not we’ll see him again in that series, we’ll be getting plenty more of him before 2021 comes to a close.
For now, the fact that the series is happening is pretty much all we know for certain (that is, what’s officially been confirmed by Lucasfilm). Not even the creative minds behind the show have dared to let any secrets spill.
Speaking with Collider, The Book of Boba Fett executive producer Robert Rodriguez couldn’t say much about the Mandalorian spinoff. But he did promise the series would largely exceed our expectations:
"[I] can’t say anything about it at all right now, but it’s coming out in December… Wait until you see what’s coming. It’s going to blow your mind. That’s all I can say. I can talk it up all I want, because I know it over-delivers. It way over-delivers. People are going to be so pumped when they see it."
What to expect from The Book of Boba Fett
Disney revealed the new series a full year before its expected release during the end credits of the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian with a teaser confirming both Boba Fett and Fennec Shand would return in their own show. Though its premiere isn’t far away, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the plot or other Star Wars characters that will be featured.
As always, rumors continue to circulate. Everyone wants to know if Ahsoka, Omega, and now apparently Plo Koon could theoretically make guest appearances throughout the series. Star Wars characters crossing over multiple series isn’t anything new, but with so many shows currently in the works, it’s hard to predict who the story will bring in and who they’ll save for different stories.
There’s now an even greater possibility that Qi’ra could make an appearance since the comics have confirmed she’s still around at this point in the timeline and Boba Fett will likely find himself tangled up with at least several crime syndicates.
Whatever’s going to “blow our minds,” it’s going to be hard to top Grogu breaking the internet after The Mandalorian‘s premiere episode back in 2019. But who knows. This could be another big one.
The Book of Boba Fett comes to Disney+ this December.