The first official trailer for The Book of Boba Fett has been published. Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, attempts have been made to develop a film centered on fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Intended initially to star Boba in a single feature picture, the plot has shifted to live-action television. Building on Boba Fett’s supporting role in season 2 of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett will have Boba struggle for control of Jabba, the Hutt’s former Tatooine domain.
Disney and Lucasfilm debuted the Book of Boba Fett teaser on the official Star Wars YouTube account. Take a look at it in the area below:
The Book of Boba Fett is scheduled to premiere in December, and despite the impending release date, Lucasfilm has kept famously tight on plot specifics. The studio launched the marketing campaign in late September with the release of the first Book of Boba Fett poster, laying the groundwork for a massive promotional push in the last few months of the year. Finally, viewers are presented to video.
While the trailer is only two minutes long, it does an excellent job of establishing The Book of Boba Fett as a crime thriller set in the galactic underground. The trailer’s primary plot beat is Boba attempting to take back Jabba the Hutt’s old area on Tatooine, operating things differently than the evil gangster.
WhereasTerror marked Jabba’s ruler, Boba strives to be polite and cooperative with his colleagues, with the hope of establishing long-term successful relationships. Of course, not everyone will agree with that strategy, and The Book of Boba Fett will not be short on action. Boba Fett had some memorable set pieces in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, and it’ll be interesting to see what the creative team has in store for this program.
While Lucasfilm will continue to release new Star Wars films (Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron is scheduled for release in 2023), The Book of Boba Fett demonstrates why the studio is so invested in growing the concept of television. The Disney+ platform enables Lucasfilm to tell a range of Star Wars-themed tales.
The TheSkywalker series barely hinted at the galaxy underworlds but was expanded upon in Solo and The Mandalorian. The Book of Boba Fett appears to be a thorough dive into that swath of the Star Wars galaxy, which sets it distinct from other upcoming episodes and films. Hopefully, The Book of Boba Fett is worth the wait and proves another success for Disney+.