The Book of Boba Fett: It’s Bo-Katan, not Din Djarin, destined to return

Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) in The Mandalorian season 2. Photo: Lucasfilm.
Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) in The Mandalorian season 2. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

Okay, okay. Logically, it totally makes sense that Din Djarin — formerly known simply as “The Mandalorian” — would be the character the creative team behind The Book of Boba Fett would choose to bring into the new Disney+ series from its predecessor. But the resident father of Baby Yoda is not the only Mandalorian in this universe. And let’s face it — he’s not capable of taking on an entire crime syndicate without some help.

At the end of The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4 “The Gathering Storm,” Boba Fett tells Fennec Shand he has plenty of credits, but what he really needs to stop the Pyke Syndicate is muscle. Fennec replies that muscle can be hired with credits “if you know where to look.”

Cue the swelling of music to the literal tune of The Mandalorian. Which more than implies someone from that series is making the jump to this one, even if only temporarily.

While Din is the most logical choice, Star Wars is better when it leans into the unexpected, especially when it comes to TV shows. And yes, because he has quickly become one of the more modern recognizable Star Wars characters due to the show’s success, Din Djarin will most definitely make an appearance, even for just one episode at least.

But Bo-Katan Kryze is just as likely to appear for multiple reasons — possibly the most pressing being that Din has the darksaber, and there’s no way she’s letting that thing out of her sight ever again. But let’s also not forget that Bo-Katan wants one thing and one thing only: to restore Mandalore. Boba may have few ties to the actual place, but he’s already proven he’s a Mandalorian by lineage. Bo-Katan would gladly do whatever she could to help a fellow Mandalorian acquire the power and influence necessary to help her in return.

She’d even help Boba Fett, a clone in his own right, if it meant she could have help taking back what she believes is hers.

Bo-Katan has connections. Strong connections. Connections named Ahsoka, and Luke Skywalker, and, by proxy, quite a few powerful New Republic higher-ups.

It’s not a question of “why” we’ll see Bo-Katan in The Book of Boba Fett. It’s when.

Related Story. Is Thundercat in The Book of Boba Fett? (and if so, who does he play?). light

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