The Book of Boba Fett has finally premiered on Disney+, and it began its journey just as 2021 was coming to an end. The show was the only live-action Star Wars content that Lucasfilm released the previous year.
The show follows Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett as he begins his reign over the criminal underworld of the desert planet of Tatooine with his right-hand woman, Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand.
Reviews for the show have been pretty positive till now, with several critics praising Ming-Na Wen and Temuera Morrison’s chemistry.
The first episode of The Book of Boba Fett was largely comprised of flashbacks from Fett’s past. We finally got the answer to the eternal question- what happened to Boba Fett after he was gulped down by the Sarlacc in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi?
Within the first 5 mins of the show, we saw Boba burning the creature from the inside before pulling himself out of the sand. Another flashback was then shown on Kamino during the Prequel era.
It showed the place where Boba, along with the other clones, was created. Another planet that was famously associated with the second Prequel movie was also shown. This was Geonosis.
During the Battle of Geonosis, Boba’s father, Jango Fett, met his demise at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu. In the flashback, we saw that moment from a new camera angle, and it was unused footage from the 2002 movie.
During the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett, a ton of flashbacks were shown. Among them was a new shot of Boba on Geonosis. The flashback footage was taken from the Attack of the Clones scene when Boba found the empty helmet of his father after he was killed.
Actor Daniel Logan, who played a young Boba Fett in the 2002 movie, was asked on Twitter if that particular shot was unused footage from Attack of the Clones.
In response, he said that “this particular over-the-shoulder shot is new,” and “the rest of young Boba Fett is from the 2000 shoot in Australia.”
Check out Daniel Logan’s tweet below:
Youtuber Matt Skuta is known for creating side-by-side comparison clips of TV shows and movies. He recently posted a new video showing all the Kamino and Geonosis scenes from the series and compared it to Attack of the Clones.
Check out the video below:
The shots are quite similar, but the angles are different from the ones we are shown in the movie. After Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, they spent a lot of time exploring the Prequels.
After canceling The Clone Wars when it was at the peak of its popularity, the company finally allowed it to be completed in 2019. As such, the storylines and character arcs that were built over 6 seasons concluded right into the timeline of Revenge of the Sith when the actual Clone Wars ended.
Recently, The Bad Batch was released, and that followed a storyline first set up in The Clone Wars. It was about a team of genetically improved and enhanced clone troopers with a specific skill set.
During season 1 of the show, the ocean planet of Kamino was a popular setting. At the end of the first season, Tipoca City, the biggest cloning facility on the entire ocean planet, was destroyed.
The Book of Boba Fett has now also taken viewers back to the Prequel era, and fans have enjoyed seeing Geonosis and Kamino again in the live-action format since 2002.
And the side-by-side comparison of the movie and the series helped show just how similar the shots of the planet are. But this doesn’t take away from the impact of the scene.
Kamino is an integral part of Boba Fett and means a lot to him since that is essentially his birthplace. And the moment Jango died on Geonoswas is when he became a feared bounty hunter from the little boy he was.
It’s also really interesting to finally know that the overhead shot in the scene was something that was filmed recently. And it was heartwarming to learn about this information from the actor who played young Boba during the 2022 movie.
Till now only the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett has been released. There’s more to come, and who knows, maybe we will get more Prequel content in the upcoming episodes.
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