Boba Fett is one of the greatest bounty hunters of the galaxy. As such, his stories can tie into the large Star Wars mythos and franchise as a whole. And that’s what will be seemingly done in The Book of Boba Fett produced by Robert Rodriguez, Dave Filoni, and Jon Favreau.
We know most of these people from The Mandalorian, but that is not their only credential. Dave Filoni most notably was the showrunner behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and of course, Star Wars Rebels.
They were all connected through shared storylines and characters, thus creating a connecting tissue between the movies of the Skywalker Saga. The Book of Boba Fett seems to be heading for such a connection as well.
After all, as per its placement in the canon Star Wars timeline, there’s still a lot of ways for Filoni to connect it to the movies, previous continuities, and of course, his past shows. But how will he do it? We have some ideas here.
At the end of Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett was left to die in the Sarlacc pit. However, in the Legends continuity, he was confirmed to have survived. However, the canon was ambiguous till The Mandalorian. Viewers saw Boba come back in season 2 of The Mandalorian and get his armor back.
He even showed his admirable side when he (along with Fennec Shand) helped Din Djarin rescue Baby Yoda from the Imperial forces. The season 2 finale ended with Shand and Fett taking over the late Jabba the Hutt’s palace on the desert planet Tatooine.
They also killed Bib Fortuna and then lead Jabba’s criminal empire. Overall, confirming Boba Fett’s survival wasn’t the only thing The Mandalorian did. Along with the adventures stated above, the show also brought some fan-favorite Legends things into the canon.
For some time, canon Star Wars treated Boba Fett and his dad Jango as mere Mandalorian pretenders who made use of the revered beskar gear for their own bounty hunting careers. In the Legends backstory for Jango, key details included his mentor Jaster Mereel and his part in the Mandalorian Civil Wars.
Now both of these details are part of the canon timelines. Thus, this makes Jango a true Mandalorian, and Boba Fett becomes the rightful owner of the beskar armor. So with this change, The Book of Boba Fett might connect to the Legends continuity along with the material already there in the canon timeline.
2008’s The Clone Wars film introduced Rotta the Hutt, who was Jabba’s son. He was kidnapped by people in the Separatist Alliance and then was rescued by Anakin as well as his padawan, Ahsoka Tano.
Overall, Rotta gets a small cameo in an episode of Clone Wars and then gets multiple mentions over the course of the canon timeline. However, since he is related to one of the most notorious crime lords of the galaxy, so it’s truly only a matter of time till he shows up.
The Book of Boba Fett is supposedly going to have a strong focus on the criminal underworld of the galaxy. So that could very well be the story that brings Rotta back. As per the events of The Book of Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt would have been dead for about five years.
As such, Jabba’s palace would be getting used by Bib Fortuna. At this point, Rotta might very well be an up-and-coming crime boss. Since Shand and Boba prevented Rotta from killing Fortuna, so the duo might be the next targets of Rotta.
After all, even though Shand and Fett are amazing fighters, but they might find themselves in a bind when faced with the vast resources of a Hutt crime boss. Not to mention the fact that this challenge will be compounded since Rotta is Jabba’s son as well.
The Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction was a one-shot comic that was set in the Legends-era of Star Wars. It was set within one year of the events of the Return of the Jedi. That comic introduced Jodo Kast, a bounty hunter to the larger Star Wars franchise.
Kast had Mandalorian armor, but he was a pretender who got the beskar armor instead of earning it. Even though Kast was clearly skilled, but his skill level wasn’t anywhere near that of Boba Fett.
Over time Fett tracked down and then killed Kast after he got to know that Jodo was using his name to trick clients into paying more. Now that Boba Fett has come back in season 2 of The Mandalorian, so it’s possible that a canon version of Kast could have been posing as Fett in the opening of The Book of Boba Fett.
Thus, earning his ire. If this version of Kast makes the very same mistake as that of his Legends counterpart, he could be used as a Mandalorian meta-commentary on the status of Boba and Jango.
This was obviously before The Mandalorian cleared it all up. A
Apart from this, the newer canon Kast could be written to be more formidable than the one we met in Legends. As such, he could act as a challenging opponent for Shand and Fett over multiple episodes.
Omega was first introduced in The Bad Batch. She is one of the two unaltered Jango Fett clones (and the other one is Boba Fett, who was initially called Alpha). Since Omega is an unaltered Jango clone, so she never got growth acceleration treatments.
As such, she is about 41 years old during The Book of Boba Fett. So if Omega is still alive during this time period, then she could make her live-action debut. Also, it will allow the two unchanged clones of Jango Fett to finally meet.
After all, fans have wanted to see these two meet and exchange words for quite some time now. Like Boba, Omega was also a mercenary for some time. But for her, it was a job done to survive as she was running from the Empire.
She might have left that work behind some time ago if she does show up in The Book of Boba Fett. During the Galaxy spanning Civil War, Omega’s whereabouts were unknown. She could have joined the Rebellion to fight for the ideals that her clone trooper brothers believed in.
But the time The Book of Boba Fett rolls around, she could be a part of the New Republic. There she might help in building a galactic government rather than defeating one. This might put her at odds with Fett.
After all, he would be busy building and growing his criminal empire during this time. Not to mention that Shand won’t take lightly to her as well. This is because Fennec Shand was the bounty hunter who wanted to get her during The Bad Batch.
In the Legends continuity, over time, Boba Fett completely embraced his Mandalorian heritage. Instead of becoming a crime lord, like in canon, he instead replaced Fenn Shysa as the ruler of Mandalore.
The Mandalorian even confirmed that Jango Fett was a Mandalorian ruler. However, Boba wasn’t interested in the warrior culture of it all. Instead, he wanted to honor Jango as an individual.
Now, this might very well change in The Book of Boba Fett. Boba might become a true Mandalorian. However, he might not be the ruler he was in the Legends continuity.
Mirta Gev, Boba’s granddaughter, might have a canon counterpart in The Book of Boba Fett, and he might work with this new Mirta version to support his up-and-coming criminal empire.
After all, Mirta will have elite warriors who can fight for his organization. However, for this to happen, we are assuming that the overall broad strokes of Boba’s Legends backstory will be brought into the new canon Star Wars.
Will these happen? Only time will tell. But these kinds of stories will help connect The Book of Boba Fett to The Mandalorian and overall to Star Wars’ Legends-era content.
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