With the help of vaccination drives and social distancing initiatives, 2021 is cruising along without bumps till now. This is a stark departure from 2020. One of the results of this is that the first season of The Book of Boba Fett is on track to premiere in December 2021.
Initially, it was thought that it was going to be a miniseries. But later on, it was revealed that the story of The Book of Boba Fett would span multiple seasons. This reveal came about through production department stickers. One of these stickers had an original artwork that showed an epic blaster showdown.
Now that artwork has made it on a crew T-shirt as well. Let us check out what the artwork could indicate.
Right now, there’s a new piece of apparel on sale. A t-shirt with the art of a little green baby that we all know. This Legacy Effect Crew Shirt that’s currently on sale was for Buccaneer Season One (Buccaneer was the working title of The Book of Boba Fett). On the t-shirt, there’s a stylized picture of Baby Yoda on the front.
The picture of Baby Yoda on a The Book of Boba Fett crew shirt might surprise you. But as we said before, the series was thought to be a miniseries at the beginning and it was reported that it was going to be a “The Mandalorian Season 2.5.”
This was because it was thought that it would be a “more closely-linked extension” of that show rather than anything really new. But now it has been confirmed that the show is going to span multiple seasons. As such, is it still an extension of The Mandalorian in any way? We believe the answer lies with Grogu on the crew shirt.
Grogu’s artwork on The Book of Boba Fett crew shirt is surprising. It could mean two things. One is- it’s just general art. To understand this better, let us tell you a short production story. Know that way back when The Mandalorian season 2 wasn’t confirmed, a crew patch from production surfaced giving hope to fans.
This patch was given to the people who worked on the 2nd Unit Set Lighting team. On the patch, there was a picture of the Darksaber and Darth Vader’s lightsaber. Now we know that Darth Vader’s saber was never shown in the second season of The Mandalorian, but the Darksaber was shown.
So it’s possible that Vader’s saber was just used for foiling with the Darksaber. As such, Grogu on The Book of Boba Fett crew shirt might be similar case. After all, the crew working on that show also works on The Mandalorian. And so Grogu could mean a lot to them. As such, they put him in.
We also need to mention that in the artwork, there’s a showdown and there is a silhouette of a character who people are assuming to be Boba Fett. However, the silhouette is sporting a different gear than the one that Fett was last seen sporting in The Mandalorian.
So this could just mean that it’s all general art and doesn’t really denote any kind of connection with the Mandalorian. But there’s a second option as well and that’s the fact that Grogu might show up in The Book of Boba Fett. Now if this turns out to be true, then there will be a lot to speculate.
If Baby Yoda is a part of the show, then one can assume that Luke Skywalker will be joining as well. Now fans will remember that previously when Luke and Boba Fett met during Return of the Jedi, it didn’t go well for Fett. However, this history just makes any possible interactions more interesting.
Also, previously Luke had mentioned his wish to never go back to Tatooine. So if he goes back there, then there has to be a worthwhile reason to do so. Now it does make us wonder- will the duo go to Tatooine in search of Jedi artifacts that could be around Obi-Wan Kenobi’s old home? Or is Fett looking to get revenge on Solo for abandoning him in the Sarlacc and so Luke goes to talk with the crime lord?
It goes without saying that Grogu being there will complicate stuff. After all, Fett has just carried out his end of the promise of rescuing Baby Yoda from Moff Gideon before he took over Jabba’s Palace. But Grogu being there could be an advantage. He could be enough for Luke and Boba Fett to finally reach an understanding. That is, if they even cross paths at all.
However, right now we don’t think that we will be seeing Grogu soon. And we definitely won’t be seeing him before Mando does. But if he is needed for this story, then an appearance could work. Remember that the storyline has been stretched beyond The Mandalorian as things are building up to a bigger event.
So it’s possible for Din Djarin and Grogu to show up in any series that will serve the larger connected narrative. But will that actually happen? We will know about that in December 2021 when The Book of Boba Fett premieres.