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The Book of Boba Fett IS a separate series on Disney+ and we’re very, very excited about what this means

December 21st, 2020 by Marc Comments


So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll now know two things… the ending of Disney+’s The Mandalorian season 2 was the stuff of utter legend and, there’s a Boba Fett series coming too.

Yes, at the end of the episode and after the credits we got a very cool little clip featuring Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison) and Ming Na Wen as Fennec Shand (more on that in a minute) returning to the familiar location of Jabba’s Palace, which he no rules… and then we got the tease for: The Book of Boba Fett coming December 2021.

Now there was some confusion about this, with many believing that this may actually be season three of The Mandalorian, rather than a standalone series but earlier today creator Jon Favreau confirmed that, no, it’s a whole other show (here), saying they are “two different shows” before Lucasfilm themselves declared it, with a very cool logo… which will be very familiar to anyone who read Dark Horse’s Boba Fett comics in the 2000s:

Interesting that this wasn’t revealed at Disney’s Investor Event (here) but rather was kept as a secret until this official reveal.

So, we’re finally after lord knows how long, getting that Boba Fett adventure we’ve waited for for a long, long time.

But here’s a few interesting things to pack with it…

The show looks like it will also feature Na Wen’s Fennec Shand but interestingly, you may recall earlier this season she remarked that she couldn’t go into an Imperial Base because she was wanted by the ISP (Imperial Secret Police), well, we’re going to find out why she’s wanted.

At the Investor event, we got a reveal of the large slate of Star Wars contend coming, including a Clone Wars sequel series called The Bad Batch and in there we got a glimpse of Shand in that series too!

On her appearance, NaWen said: “Yes, it is Fennec! It’s a younger Fennec and she is voiced by me and I’m thrilled and beyond happy that Dave wanted to create more of a backstory for her.

“She’s cutting her teeth as a bounty hunter in The Bad Batch… She’s still a loner, a drifter… There’s just a sense of more recklessness about her, just bravado. You know, a young punk. She’s more adventurous and willing to take greater risks because she doesn’t know what the consequences are.”

So, a young Fennec running around during the time between Clone Wars and a New Hope? Expect to see a young Boba here too and possibly the likes of Aurra Singg and Cad Bane.

On top of this, Favreau has confirmed he and Dave Filoni will be looking after (and writing) the Ahsoka show, the Rangers of the New Republic show and the Boba Fett series, along with The Mandalorian… and there will be big crossover events between them all!

My money is the Rangers series will feature Gina Carano’s Car Dune.

The Mandalorian Season 2 blew the roof off the entire Star Wars universe, so with Favreau and Filoni looking after another three shows, the golden age of Star Wars may well still be ahead of us… now, no-one thought we could say that this time last year.

As teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the season finale of The Mandalorian, the legendary bounty hunter’s journey will continue in The Book of Boba Fett. Jon Favreau, executive producer of The Mandalorian, confirmed today on Good Morning America that the new series is currently in production and will arrive December 2021, only on Disney+.

The Book of Boba Fett will be set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and star Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Robert Rodriguez — who directed Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, a thrilling installment that reintroduced Boba Fett to the Star Wars galaxy — joins Favreau and Dave Filoni as executive producer.

Season 3 of The Mandalorian will go into production next year.

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….