With the impending release of The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars’ tiny screen branch continues to grow. Temuera Morrison will reprise her role as the titular bounty hunter in the new Disney+ series, opposite Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand.
The show is executive produced by The Mandalorian’s Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez, who previously directed the Boba Fett episode of the hit Star Wars series. In the post-credits sequence of The Mandalorian Season 2, the bounty hunters executed Bib Fortuna and his supporters, gaining sovereignty of Tatooine.
Meanwhile, The Book of Boba Fett’s debut teaser teased the sequel’s aftermath, chronicling the storey of Fett and Shand’s newfound power in the criminal underworld. Marketing for the show has been building up in recent weeks as the launch date approaches. New information regarding The Book of Boba Fett’s intriguing storey has now been disclosed.
Jon Favreau, the creator of The Mandalorian and executive producer of The Book of Boba Fett, spoke with Empire about the storyline of the Temuera Morrison-led Star Wars series. Favreau first explained that Jabba the Hutt’s demise has created a “power vacuum” in the galaxy, implying that this is a golden opportunity for Fett:
“There’s a power vacuum here.” because Jabba is no longer alive Jabba was clearly a very powerful and imposing commander, whom everyone feared and who seemed to rule with an iron grip. You take someone like that out of the Tatooine habitat – and Hutt Space in general – and you have a fertile opportunity in the gangster genre.”
The Star Wars producer then addressed Fett’s lack of experience heading a crime gang in the galaxy, saying that he’s “not generally a newcomer” in most cases:
“Although Boba Fett is a skilled bounty hunter, he is inexperienced at directing a criminal syndicate or commanding forces.” He isn’t usually a newcomer. As we observe him in most areas, he is an expert. In this situation, though, he is attempting to move to a different role.”
Robert Rodriguez, the director of The Book of Boba Fett, also joined in, promising that viewers will see “a lot more of [Boba Fettpersona” ]’s in the future series:
“In this season, we’ll see a lot more of his genuine character.” And you’ll undoubtedly see him have to go into ‘barbarian mode.'”
Along with the interview, two new stills were released.
According to Jon Favreau’s recent statements, The Book of Boba Fett will investigate Fett’s psychology like never before while also putting his leadership skills to the test. Furthermore, the show will most likely reveal additional information regarding the nature of the galactic crime world following Jabba the Hut’s demise in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. For starters, it will be fascinating to see how Bib Fortuna grew to power on Tatooine before succumbing to Fett and Shand.
Throughout the Skywalker Saga, Fett has been portrayed as a powerful guy, but Favreau’s comments appear to imply that The Book of Boba Fett would break him down to reveal some of his flaws. The Mandalorian previously revealed Fett’s humane side, and it appears that more of that feature will be explored in the series.
Nonetheless, as shown in the teaser, Fett’s brutal side will be apparent to cement his authority. It’s plausible to believe that the bounty hunter’s sympathy and willingness to get his hands dirty may serve as the foundation for his underworld leadership.
Making his people consent to his leadership, on the other hand, is a very different topic, and it appears that this is the issue that Fett and Shand will encounter in the series.
Separately, the official still shows Robert Rodriguez’s hands-on approach in the show’s action scenes. The director’s Boba Fett-centric episode created one of Mandalorian’s most memorable fight scenes, and all indicators lead to more intense and thrilling moments in The Book of Boba Fett.
The Book of Boba Fett will debut on Disney+ on December 29, 2021.