The Book of Boba Fett follows the most infamous bounty hunter of the galaxy as he tries to take over Jabba’s criminal empire.
However, we don’t really know how Boba Fett (played by Temuera Morrison) could beat or bypass the Hutts in a position that was once held by one of their most respected and feared family members.
Before Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt was the ruler of Mos Espa. And as such, the natural conclusion is that The Twins, who are a pair of Hutts, will have a claim to Jabba’s throne before anyone else.
Moreover, considering just how busy Boba Fett was first escaping the Sarlacc Pit and then going with the Tusken Tribe on that spiritual journey, it’s honestly a little head-scratching that Boba could get the throne before The Twins.
So why were The Twins so late?
We first see The Twins in season 1, episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett titled, “Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine.” There, the Mayor of Mos Espa Mok probably tried to assassinate the little group of Fennec Shand (portrayed by Ming-Na Wen), Boba, and Shaiz (Robert Rodriguez).
After successfully averting it, the trio is confronted by The Twins in the streets. They claim to have some unresolved issues with Boba, the new ruler. The Twins are accompanied by Black Krrsantan (Carey Jones), the Wookie bounty hunter.
However, the Twins were unsuccessful in intimidating Boba. But we don’t get anything more than this for now, especially concerning the reason behind The Twins taking this much time to come back to Tatooine.
However, an explanation regarding this can be found in the Star Wars comic event The War of the Bounty Hunters. In it, Darth Vader murders most of the Grand Hutt Council’s leaders.
Even though The Twins could escape death, Vader’s massacre did result in widespread disarray and confusion for the Hutt clans operating all over the galaxy.
Note that these events took place before Boba came to be known as the new ruler. So, the combined fatalities of Jabba the Hutt’s death, as well as the Grand Hutt Council’s massacre, meant that it was normal for things to take some time to settle down before The Twins could participate again.
This also means that not just Boba, but The Twins, too, are in the crosshair. After all, each and every ambitious criminal looking forward to taking advantage of the whole power vacuum left behind by Jabba is after them.
Along with this, many long-time Star Wars fans might not know about the Black Krrsantan, who is the Wookie bounty hunter and has featured in several Star Wars comics.
Fans who have read the comics know that Krrsantan’s past is intertwined with Darth Vader and Boba Fett, both since the three of them used to work together.
Since Boba and Krrsantan have their own unfinished business, the latter’s current position as an assassin and bodyguard for the Hutt twins is kind of convenient for all the parties involved.
The Book of Boba Fett has just aired two episodes till now, but they are already reinventing Boba Fett’s character. This means that even casual viewers or admirers of the franchise can now understand how the Tatooine criminal empire operates.
Overall, combined with the flashbacks of Boba during his time with the Tusken tribe, it seems like The Book of Boba Fett is becoming something wholly different from what fans expected. But it’s certainly a good kind of different since it is pushing Star Wars in a new direction again.
The Book of Boba Fett airs new episodes every Wednesday on Disney+.
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