A lot was going on in this week’s Mandalorian finale, but there was a surprising bit of news tucked in all the way at the end.
If you stuck around through the very end of “Chapter 16,” aka “The Rescue,” you’ll have been treated to Star Wars pulling a bit of a Marvel Studios on us. A post-credits scene featuring Boba Fett and Fennec Shand that seemingly hinted that there is actually another streaming show in the works for the galaxy far, far away: The Book of Boba Fett.
io9 has reached out to Disney to clarify if this is indeed a new, separate series, and not the third season of The Mandalorian with one hell of a rebrand, as the show was expected to return in a similar December 2021 window. We’ll update this post when we hear more.
Season two of The Mandalorian is coming to a close and we can’t believe it’s already over. It seems like just yesterday Din Djarin fought a Krayt Dragon with Cobb Vanth, and now he’s teaming up with Boba Fett, Fennic Shand, and Cara Dune to rescue Grogu from Moff Gideon...Read more
If it is a new show, The Book of Boba will presumably star Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, respectively, and follow up on the events of the post-credit scene which saw Boba and Fennec take up residence in Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, after dispatching the residing Bib Fortuna, who had seemingly taken over himself in the wake of his master’s explosive death in Return of the Jedi. A nice surprise, especially given that rumours of a Boba spinoff have been lingering ever since the character’s reported return for The Mandalorian was floated early this year.
However, those rumours seemed to take a hit last week when, at Disney’s Investor Day, Lucasfilm announced a swathe of new Disney+ projects and updates, adding new shows like Visions, The Acolyte, and two Mandalorian spinoffs in the form of Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, but not confirming anything about Boba Fett’s future beyond The Mandalorian.
At least, now we know that, too, and the Star Wars’ universe’s big play on streaming shows is only continuing to grow. The Book of Boba Fett is expected to begin streaming on Disney+ in December 2021.
Two new Mandalorian spinoffs are coming to Disney+ — one for Clone Wars and Rebels legend Ahsoka Tano, and another focusing on the New Republic that replaced the overthrown Empire. Enter Star Wars: Ahsoka Rangers of the New Republic and Star Wars: Ahsoka will be set in the post-Return of...Read more