The Mandalorian has completed 2 seasons on Disney+, and Lucasfilm has begun their second Star Wars live-action show- The Book of Boba Fett. With this, they have gone back to where the entire franchise as well as the titular character of the show began.
The show stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand respectively. The show depicts the bounty hunter dealing with the ups and downs of taking over Jabba’s criminal empire.
All of The Mandalorian is smartly connected to the Star Wars canon through references, easter eggs, cameos, etc. Star Wars fanatics have been eagerly waiting for The Book of Boba Fett to continue that trend.
Right now, The Book of Boba Fett has only aired two episodes, and the second episode includes a cameo that we didn’t see coming. Also, this character has ties to multiple Star Wars projects, and the best part is that there can be future cameos as well.
The character who made his very first live-action debut in episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett is the Star Wars comic book character Black Krrsantan. He was working for Jabba the Hutt’s cousins called The Twins.
As per Star Wars comics, Black Krrsantan is a dark-haired fierce Wookie gladiator and bounty hunter, who has faced off against most of the franchise’s famous characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and of course, Chewbacca.
Very much like Boba Fett, the Black Krrsantan was employed previously by both Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader. This is the reason he and Boba Fett seem to know each other (and Boba knew about some of his gladiator history) in the second episode of the show titled “The Tribes of Tatooine.”
Boba has a very conflicted history with the smuggler Han Solo. Also, since The Crimson Dawn’s theme music from the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story was included in The Book of Boba Fett’s theme, fans think that the galactic crime syndicate or Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra can show up on the series.
Others think that Mace Windu could appear on the show as well. However, these appearances haven’t happened yet. But the Black Krrsantan has shown up, and as such, his appearance might be preparing the stage for a future crossover.
Know that a well-known and beloved Star Wars comic character that Black Krrsantan is connected to and has a history with is Doctor Aphra.
Along with Black Krrsantan, Doctor Aphra even worked with the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the Marvel comics crossover titled Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters.
It was a mini-series where multiple people, including Crimson Dawn’s new leader and Han Solo’s love interest Qi’ra, were fighting to get Han Solo in carbonite after the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
The story’s conclusion leads into Boba Fett’s Sarlacc Pit fall in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and that is where the flashbacks in The Book of Boba Fett begin.
Now, Black Krrsantan is a part of Star Wars comics, and he has ties to multiple other characters. As such, his character showing up could be intentional foreshadowing.
After all, this comic event is significant to Boba Fett, and it even serves as part of the show’s flashbacks.
Along with The Book of Boba Fett, Lucasfilm will also release Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2022 for Disney+ with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen coming back to the franchise and reprising their iconic roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.
The show is set a decade after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Know that the upcoming show Obi-Wan Kenobi is like The Book of Boba Fett in that Tatooine will serve as the main location again. And Black Krrsantan knows the desert planet as well as the two protagonists of these two mentioned shows.
In Star Wars comics, as well as while working for Jabba the Hutt, the Black Krrsantan kidnapped Jedi Master Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen from his home in Tatooine.
Kenobi rescued Owen and helped defeat the Krrsantan, who promptly fled the desert planet so that he could avoid facing Jabba’s anger. This is just a taste of the kind of action Star Wars fans might get to see in the upcoming Kenobi Disney+ show.
The possibility of this happening is high sonce Joel Edgerton will be coming back to reprise his Uncle Owen role in the show.
The Black Krrsantan cameo in the second episode of The Book of Boba Fett was masterfully done, and, most importantly, was kept a surprise. We don’t think that Lucasfilm and Jon Favreau added him just as a fun easter egg.
In fact, Black Krrsantan’s appearance is remarkable because the character has existed only in the comics before this. Now, bringing comic book characters to live-action projects is generally done in the MCU regularly. But regarding Star Wars, it’s rarely done.
Since Lucasfilm has begun crossing media, so now it’s possible that Boba Fett’s comic book backstory and shenanigans could cross into his live-action project. And this might very well be what fans see happen this season.
As for the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+, Lucasfilm must have some reason behind releasing two Tatooine-based shows back-to-back. After all, many already think that Tatooine is overused in Star Wars.
Now, their stories are set plenty of years apart. But maybe the ultimate plan is to connect them in some manner. Right now, just two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett have been released. But Lucasfilm and Jon Favreau have readied the playing board for including various cameos and stories.
So, the Black Krrsantan could be just the beginning of the overarching plan to connect various Disney+ Star Wars shows. Whether that will happen or not remains to be seen.
The first two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are streaming now on Disney+.
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