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Rodrquez, Filoni and Na Wen talk about The Book of Boba Fett and it sounds superb!

December 16th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While we’re already very, very excited for the return of Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett later this month [December 29th], we are now officially even more excited.

Co-showrunner Robert Rodriguez has been talking about the highly anticipated return of the universe’s favorite – and most mysterious – bounty hunter and he’s promising great things.

“I usually avoid premier properties,” Rodriquez says, “[But] that changed with Boba because he was a character that was always underserved. It was a character way more popular than he should have been, based on [his limited screen time]. So it’s almost like starting with an original character. You can kind of do anything you want, so long as you make him cool and don’t make him a buffoon.”

The man who drove The Clone Wars and Rebels and now is a co-showrunner here, Dave Filoni, said of Fett: “I think the design of the costume, especially the helmet, is iconic,” he says.

“The details, from the dent on the crown of the helmet, the emblems, scuff marks, cloak and braids all spoke of a greater story and adventure that the character had experienced. I think it was always fun to imagine what those adventures were. Now we get to tell some of them.”

Filoni has already made the origins of the dent on Fett’s helmet canon in The Clone Wars (here) but it seems he has more ideas on things to do with the character’s mythos.

As for the trailer and TV Spots (all the new ones are below), Rodriquez assures us that what we have seen so far is only the very very, very tip of the iceberg:  “We can’t use the second half of the first episode because it gives so much away,” he says.

Filoni goes on to point out why Boba is unlike The Mandalorian as Boba was there all those years ago during the events of The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi and, unlike the new character The Mandalorian, he’s a doorway to the new and old worlds and stories of Star Wars: “This creates a nice crossover point for both classic characters and new characters… through Boba Fett, we can weave some of those characters and tales together using a character we know but don’t know a lot about.”

this is interesting as star Temuera Morrison has previously hinted that the show will focus on the past a great deal as well as the future and this is something that Filoni and Rodriquez hint at here too, saying familiar faces and flashbacks will very possibly appear.

Star Ming Na-Wen, who plays Fennec Shan in the show, says this show will delve into the underbelly of the Star Wars universe meaning that, while we may see familiar faces, this is a Star Wars we’ve only ever heard about before: “We’ve always dealt with the Empire and the Jedis; this was about these gangster families and has a rawness to it. It’s quite different from The Mandalorian, which is more like a Western.”

“Boba bites off more than he can chew [in the new series],” says Rodriquez, “and we definitely do not make it easy for him.

“It’s easy to sit on the throne; it’s not easy to stay on. So what’s it like for a bounty hunter to have to suddenly become a leader? Where’s the push and pull in that? What is he trying to become? We really go in depth into the character.”

As for a season 2, will we see more of Fett? “If people really love it, I’m sure they’d want to make more,” Rodriquez says.

Check out the most recent TV Spots below:




The Return:

This month, return to the sands of Tatooine. The Book of Boba Fett, an all-new Original series, starts streaming December 29 on Disney Plus.

“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.

“The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….