In an action-packed finale of The Mandalorian that was already filled with surprises, Disney might just have saved the very best until last. During the closing moments of Mando's second series of adventures, we got confirmation that Boba Fett will finally be getting his very own spinoff!
Major spoilers for details on the very last moments The Mandalorian Chapter 16 ahead - proceed at your own risk!
In true Disney fashion, The Mandalorian finale offered one last post-credits tease, but Pedro Pascal's Mandalorian bounty hunter was nowhere to be seen. Instead, we see Boba Fett and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) return to Tatooine... to Jabba's Palace! Where none other than Bib Fortuna (Matthew Wood) has taken over from the unsavoury space slug crime lord.
Fett clearly isn't thrilled with what went down the last time he was here - you know, the whole being eaten by a massive monster and left for dead in the desert. As such, Fett and his new mate murder everyone in the palace before the bounty hunter shoots Fortuna right in his ugly mug and takes his place at the apparent ruler of Tatooine.
The final shot of the episode is Fett looking particularly badass as he reclines in the throne and savours a grand return several decades in the making. We then fade out to see that The Book Of Boba Fett will be coming to Disney+ in December next year.
It's unclear whether this will be a straight to Disney+ movie, or another eight-episode series similar to The Mandalorian and the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi. There's also the chance that this could simply be the name of the arc for The Mandalorian's third series, but the reveal was definitely framed to imply that this will be a Boba-centric spinoff that puts the bounty hunter centre stage. That doesn't mean it won't feature the likes of Pedro Pascal and continue the ongoing Mandalorian saga, of course - but we'll have to wait and see.
The Book Of Boba Fett comes one week after Disney dropped an ungodly amount of Star Wars news on us, including confirmation of a ton of new shows and movies set in the galaxy far, far away. Clearly the good folk at the House Of Mouse didn't want to spoil this particular reveal until after The Mandalorian finale had aired.
This news comes on the same day that we learned Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Fett in the original trilogy, passed away. The news of this show, as well as all the excitement around it, is a testament to Bulloch's original performance. No way would the bounty hunter still be as beloved today if it weren't for him.
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