Just when we thought we were straying further and further from the original saga, Boba Fett gets his own spin-off series. The Book of Boba Fett is just the first of several planned Mandalorian spinoffs that Disney has in the works for Disney+. The company is also working on Ashoka and Rangers of the New Republic, which will cross over with the original series in the future. This is all compounded with the other Star Wars series set to hit the streaming service in the future, including the Rogue One prequel Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando, The Acolyte, and future seasons of The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian.
The Book of Boba Fett is set just after the Mandalorian season 2 post-credits scene, where we saw Fett (played by Temuera Morrison) along with fellow shifty bounty hunter Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen) killing Bib Fortuna and reclaiming the palace and territory once under the control of the infamous Jabba the Hutt. The new series alludes to a plotline that will follow Boba Fett’s efforts to bring some order to the Jabba’s former territory — presumably without too many changes.
The long-awaited trailer starts with Fett declaring that he’s no longer a bounty hunter despite having spent his entire life in the profession. In honoring his deceased bounty hunter father, Jango Fett, Boba Fett took down countless marks creating an unmistakable reputation as one of the best (and deadliest) in the entire galaxy. Now, it seems as though Fett’s priorities have pivoted, and he is now directing his attention to greater opportunities in an Empire-less society and the void left by the death of his old boss Jabba the Hutt — changing the ruling dynamic by saying, “Jabba ruled with fear. I intend to rule with respect.”
Now, by no means does this imply that the Fett’s new rule is going to provide leniency. You aren’t known as the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy by easing up. We will see Boba Fett taking on an entirely new profession with an entirely new set of rules. Unlike the galactic crime sector, bounty hunting comes with very little rewards and requires you to get your own hands dirty. It will be interesting to see how Boba Fett’s staunch code of honor and new responsibility of delegation will play out in the new series.
The Book of Boba Fett is scheduled to stream exclusively on Disney+ starting on December 29, 2021.
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