Who is directing The Book of Boba Fett? Full directors list

Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

The Book of Boba Fett, Lucasfilm’s first highly anticipated spinoff series from The Mandalorian has arrived on Disney+. In typical fashion, Disney confirmed minimal details about the production ahead of its release, leaving many viewers to want to know more about the crew creating the first big on-screen story about the legendary bounty hunter.

With two episodes released, there is still little information about the directors involved with the series. However, we’ve gathered all of the details currently available based on interviews with the man behind the armor, Temuera Morrison, and previously released information.

Robert Rodriguez

Beloved action director Robert Rodriguez kicked off his career as an inventive and hustling director with his debut feature, El Mariachi. While he raised just $7,000, the film grossed over $2 million, launching a career full of acclaim and attention.

A fan of genre, Rodriguez’s career has taken him on a variety of paths, directing the classic teen sci-fi horror flick The Faculty and the hugely successful Spy Kids and Sin City franchises along with creating his own television network El Rey.

Rodriguez first entered the Star Wars universe with season two of The Mandalorian‘s “The Tragedy.” The episode featured the return of Boba Fett, showcasing Boba’s fighting prowess in an action-packed hour that showed off Rodriguez’s flair for the genre and character.

As co-showrunner of The Book of Boba Fett, Rodriguez returned to the director’s chair for the series’ pilot episode, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” setting the stage for an action-packed dreamscape that will invite viewers into Boba Fett’s mind.

Steph Green

New to the roster of Star Wars’ television directors, Steph Green brings an impressive background to The Book of Boba Fett. Green’s career began in Ireland with her short film New Boy, which she also wrote. The film was nominated for a Best Short Film Oscar, kickstarting a wide-ranging artistic career.

Green has directed episodes of over 15 different television series, ranging from critically acclaimed dramas like Scandal and The Americans to relationship series like The L Word: Generation Q and You’re the Worst. Green also helmed episodes of superhero dramas Luke Cage and Watchmen, the latter earning her an Emmy nomination.

Green’s debuted in the Star Wars universe with episode two of The Book of Boba Fett, “The Tribes of Tatooine.” While there was plenty of action, the episode was also an intimate character study of not just Boba, but the Tuskens, displaying her deft ability to dive into a vast world and make it feel known.

Bryce Dallas Howard

The world was first introduced to Bryce Dallas Howard through her famous father, actor and director Ron Howard. Much like her dad, Howard began her career in front of the camera, making a name for herself in M. Night Shyamalan films like The Village and Lady in the Water.

Behind the camera, Howard has directed numerous short films, music videos, and documentaries. Her second short, When You Find Me, received two awards while her first feature documentary, Dads, debuted on Apple TV+ to critical acclaim.

The Mandalorian introduced viewers to another aspect of Howard’s skillset as she helmed two episodes, season one’s “Sanctuary” and season two’s “The Heiress.” Both episodes featured the introduction of fan-favorite female characters and serene and unique worldbuilding.

Howard is expected to return for The Book of Boba Fett‘s fourth episode. While there are no other details yet known, Howard is certain to bring her flair for character and setting to Boba’s story.

Kevin Tancharoen

Like Green, Kevin Tancharoen is new to the Star Wars universe but brings an impressive resume with him. Tancharoen began his career working on music videos and documentaries, but his grassroots viral video “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” kicked things into high gear.

The video caught the attention of Warner Brothers, earning him the job of writing and directing Mortal Kombat: Legacy, one of the most successful web series ever.

From there, Tancharoen has had a successful career in television, directing episodes of multiple superhero shows like Supergirl, Iron Fist, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Flash as well as more dramatic series like Prison Break and Star.

Tancharoen is set to helm the fifth episode of The Book of Boba Fett. While little is known beyond that, viewers can likely expect Tancharoen’s skill with genre–from superheroes to superstars–to create an unexpected and surprising episode.

Dave Filoni

One of today’s most beloved figureheads for the Star Wars brand, Dave Filoni began his career in animation, working on the acclaimed series Avatar: The Last Airbender. This job would lead George Lucas to recruit Filoni for his animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, eventually working on later animated productions Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny as well.

While Filoni had extensive experience with the Star Wars brand and had directed multiple episodes of the animated series he worked on, his first experience directing live-action was with The Mandalorian.

Filoni helmed three episodes including the pilot, “The Mandalorian,” season one’s “The Gunslinger,” and season two’s “The Jedi.” Each episode introduced a crucial character to the world of The Mandalorian, aside from Din Djarin himself:  The Child, Boba Fett, and Ahsoka.

It’s unclear which of the remaining episodes Filoni is set to direct, but fans can likely look forward to an episode that conveys Filoni’s love of Star Wars through a deep appreciation of character, action, and the world of Boba Fett.

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The Book of Boba Fett is streaming now exclusively on Disney+.