Earlier this month, Disney executives announced plans to throw the Star Wars universe into hyperdrive, with 10 sequence set to debut on Disney+ over the subsequent few years—plus a brand new theatrical movie from Surprise Lady 1984 director Patty Jenkins. However the very first Star Wars model extension was saved hidden from the galaxy, in an effort to maintain an enormous shock from being spoiled for followers of The Mandalorian. On Monday, Disney confirmed that famed bounty hunter Boba Fett will lastly get his second within the highlight in December 2021, with the brand new sequence known as The E-book of Boba Fett.
That venture, and a short teaser of what it might entail, have been first revealed in a post-credits sequence on the finish of “Chapter 16” of The Mandalorian, “The Rescue.” On this surprising episode—spoiler alert!—Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) returned to the Star Wars universe to take Grogu, the creature identified colloquially as Child Yoda, away for Jedi coaching. (The timeline of The Mandalorian units the sequence after the occasions of Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.) In a scene set on the planet Tatooine, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and the murderer Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) reenter the deceased Jabba the Hutt’s headquarters and kill quite a few acquainted Star Wars creatures, together with Bib Fortuna. The sequence ends with Boba Fett sitting on Jabba’s throne, with Fennec perched as his right-hand lady. A title card proclaimed The E-book of Boba Fett would arrive in December 2021. With out official phrase from Disney, nevertheless, the tag set followers spinning with hypothesis.
Beforehand, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy instructed the subsequent chapter in The Mandalorian would debut in December 2021, leaving some followers to marvel if The E-book of Boba Fett was merely a standalone movie that might arrange the subsequent season—or maybe had changed The Mandalorian altogether, since that present got here to a comparatively pure conclusion with the separation of Grogu and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). Because it seems, neither state of affairs is true: The E-book of Boba Fett, which is government produced by The Mandalorian staff of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, plus director Robert Rodriguez, is a standalone sequence that may happen inside the timeline of The Mandalorian. As soon as manufacturing on that present is finished, Favreau and Filoni will transfer ahead with season three of The Mandalorian.
Boba Fett has lengthy captured the fascination of Star Wars followers, and Disney has needed to discover his story for years. Again in 2015, director Josh Trank was attached to a Star Wars movie that, whereas by no means formally introduced, would have targeted on Boba Fett. In 2018, the same Boba Fett movie from director James Mangold was pulled from growth as Disney and Lucasfilm moved ahead with The Mandalorian.
The bounty hunter was famously killed in The Return of the Jedi when a briefly blind Han Solo (Harrison Ford) inadvertently knocked Boba Fett into the Sarlacc pit on Tatooine. But as The Mandalorian confirmed—however didn’t totally clarify—in season two, Boba Fett really survived the sand monster, and sought to regain possession of his well-known armor. Within the timeline of the present, he later teamed with Din Djarin to assist rescue Grogu from the evil Empire.
Rodriguez directed an action-heavy Boba Fett and Fennec Shand episode this 12 months that, for the primary time within the Star Wars sequence, confirmed the complete capabilities of Boba Fett as a warrior and fighter.
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