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Star Wars The Book Of Boba Fett: Everything you need from the Disney Plus series
Fans who were thinking they were going to watch The Mandalorian season 3 on Disney Plus later in late 2021 got some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that season 3 of the Star Wars-based show won’t be dropping until late 2022 at the earliest. The good news is that the fans got to watch a spin-off of the series, The Book of Boba Fett, debut (barely) in 2021 on the streaming service.
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Yes, that means finally got a Star Wars project focusing on Boba Fett, the dangerous bounty hunter who first appeared (in live-action) way back in 1980 in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Here’s what you need to know about Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, including its release date, its main cast, and crew, and more. You can sign up for Disney Plus right now at the link below to get ready for its debut.
When was the release date for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett?
The first episode of the show dropped on Disney Plus on December 29, 2021, with subsequent episodes released on a weekly basis
How many episodes did it have?
The series had a total of seven episodes.
What is this show all about?
You may remember that in the end credit sequence for the final episode of The Mandalorian season 2, we saw Boba Fett enter the remains of Jabba The Hut’s palace on Tatooine, along with his mercenary companion Fennec Shand. He shoots Jabba’s former right-hand alien Bib Fortuna, and quietly sits himself down on Jabba’s throne. The show focuses on Boba and Fennec taking Jabba’s place as head of Tatooine’s crime syndicate.
Who is starring in The Book of Boba Fett?
Temuera Morrison, who played Boba Fett on Season 2 of The Mandalorian, returned to play the title role. Morrison actually played Boba’s dad, Jango Fett, in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Ming-Na Wen, who debuted in the first season of The Mandalorian, also returns as the mercenary, and now Boba’s right-hand person, Fennec Shand.
Recurring guest stars in the series included Jennifer Beals as the Twi’lek named Garsa Fwip who runs a local cantina, David Pasquesi as another unnamed Twi’lek who serves as the majordomo to the mayor of Tatooine’s city Mos Espa, and Sophie Thatcher as Drashm, the leader of a group of cyborgs who ally themselves with Boba Fett. The show also has a number of other guest stars which will be revealed in our recaps to avoid spoilers.
Who else was involved in The Book of Boba Fett?
This spin-off show had most of the same behind-the-scenes crew who made the first two seasons of The Mandalorian. That includes executive producer Jon Favreau, who wrote or co-wrote all seven episodes of this new show. Executive producer Dave Filoni also co-wrote and directed one episode. Actor Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed episodes for both seasons of The Mandalorian, returned to direct an episode of The Book of Boba Fett. Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City, Alita: Battle Angel), who directed an episode of The Mandalorian season 2, returned to direct three episodes. The other episodes were directed by Steph Green and Kevin Tancharoen.
Episode recaps (Warning: Major Spoilers ahead)
Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land – Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Robert Rodriguez
The episode, like many in this series, is split between two storylines. One happens just after the end of the second season of The Mandalorian, as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand take over Jabba The Hutt’s criminal enterprises. They receive some tributes from the locals, and then go into the city of Mos Espa, where they are quickly attacked by rivals. The second storyline happens five years earlier, where we see Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc Pit creature from The Return of the Jedi, and then get rescued by Tusken Raiders.
Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine – Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Steph Green
One of the assassins who tried to kill Boba Fett in the first episode claims he was sent by Mos Espa’s mayor Mok Shaiz, who denies his involvement. Later, two more Hutts come into town, along with a Wookiee bounty hunter named Krrsantan. These Hutts want to claim Jabba’s position. In another flashback, we see Boba Fett help the Tusken Raider tribe destroy a train run by the Pyke Syndicate that’s been killing their members, and is then Boba is fully welcomed into the tribe.
Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa – Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Robert Rodriguez
A native asks Boba Fett to take out a group of cyborgs that are stealing his water, but instead, Boba recruits the group to be his enforcers. Later the Wookie Krrsantan attacks Boba but the cyborg gang manages to capture it. The Hutts then leave Boba and Tatooine and also present him with a Rancor monster. In flashbacks, we learn that the Pyke Syndicate killed all of the members of Boba’s Tusken Raider tribe in retaliation for destroying their train. At the end of the episode, we learn the Pykes are now in Mos Espa, and are working with its mayor.
Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm – Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Boba tries to get the other crime groups to unite against the Pykes. They refuse, but then pledge to stay neutral after being threatened by the Rancor. In another flashback storyline, we learn how Boba met Fennec Shand and how she helps him get back his spaceship from Jabba’s former advisor Bib Fortuna. We also learn that Boba goes back to the Sarlacc pit to get his armor, but it’s no longer there.
Chapter 5: Return of The Mandalorian – Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard
As the title suggests, this episode sees the return of Din Djarin, better known as The Mandalorian (voiced by Pedro Pascal). Boba doesn’t even appear in this episode, as we see The Mandalorian fight off a rival for his newly acquired Dark Saber, and also get rejected by his tribe for removing his helmet more than once. The Mandalorian then goes to Tatooine to get a replacement for his destroyed spaceship. At the end of the episode, Fennec Shand appears to get The Mandalorian’s help against the Pykes. He agrees but he has some business to attend to first.
Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger – Written by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, Directed by Dave Filoni
The Mandalorian flies to an unnamed world, where his friend Gorgu (a.k.a. “Baby Yoda”) is being trained to be a Jedi by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). The Mandalorian gives another Jedi, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) something to give to Gorgu, a set of chain mail armor, before leaving to go back to Tatooine. On that planet, Cobb Vanth, the marshal of Freetown, is gunned down by a mercenary, Cad Bane, who currently works for the Pykes. Back on the Jedi training planet, Skywalker gives Gorgu a choice; continue to learn the ways of the Force or take The Mandalorian’s chain mail armor gift and depart to help him.
Chapter 7: In the Name of HONOR – Written by Jon Favreau, Directed by Robert Rodriguez
On Tatooine, Cad Bane and the Pykes make their final assault on Boba Fett and his allies, including The Mandalorian. The Pykes use some powerful and shielded attack droids, but then Gorgu arrives and helps to defeat one of the droids, while a now released Rancor takes out the other one. Boba manages to kill off Cad Bane, and Fennec Shand takes out the Pykes and their allies. The Mandalorian and Grogu leave Tatooine together, while we see the presumed dead marshall Cobb Vanth being revived in Boba’s bacta tank.
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The Book of Boba Fett – Highs and lows
- High – Seeing exactly how Boba Fett got out of that Sarlacc Pitt almost 40 years after the release of The Return of the Jedi in theaters was very cool.
- Low – We didn’t learn much about Fennec Shand’s history, which we would have appreciated.
- High – We got to see Cad Bane, first introduced in the Star Wars: Rebels animated series, in full live action.
- Low – We also got to see him killed in the final episode, which means he won’t be back for more appearances.
- High – The CGI character animation and design for the mayor of Mos Espa made us nostalgic for the original Star Wars: Episode IV.
- Low – The unnamed majordomo for the mayor of Mos Espa was supposed to be funny, but he just came off as annoying.
- High – Of course, we loved seeing The Mandalorian and Grogu back in action in the last few episodes, along with Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and even R2-D2.
- Low – Their appearances, however, also made those last few episodes less like The Book of Boba Fett, and more like The Mandalorian Season 2.5.
Will there be The Book of Boba Fett Season 2?
Disney has yet to announce any plans for a second season of the show, but it’s possible some storylines in the series will be continued in The Mandalorian Season 3, which is expected to debut in late 2022.
That’s all we have at the moment on The Book of Boba Fett. We will update this article when we have more information. For now, you can check out Andor, because it’s pretty much the best Star Wars live-action show.
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