The conclusion of this season of The Mandalorian certainly had tongues wagging, and saw the return of two characters from the original trilogy of movies. If you hadn't put the pieces together, one of these people was Boba Fett, the iconic bounty hunter who appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as an antagonist. Fair warning, we're about to get into the nitty gritty of the finale, so if you've missed the episode and you're not wanting to spoil the story, come back afterwards and this will all be here for you to read. Promise. See you in a bit. Get some popcorn or something. Ok. Bye.
The dust has settled, and a post-credits scene rolls. Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), who is accompanied by Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), have returned to Tatooine and they've got only one thing on their minds. They stroll into Jabba's Palace, which is now under the control of Bib Fortuna. It's not the reunion that either of them would have wanted, but it results in a shootout (see also: massacre) and with Fett sitting on Jabba's throne, Fennec beside him. This sets the stage for The Book of Boba Fett, and everyone went, "aaaa, this is so cool, Star Wars."
I made the last bit up, but the rest of it is factual. The new spin-off will be produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and Kathleen Kennedy, and will release on Disney+ in December 2021. It will continue the timeline represented in The Mandalorian, and will aim to "carry [actor Jeremy Bulloch's] legacy forward" as he passed away one week before the announcement. Bulloch portrayed the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and apparently, he got the role as the armour fit him "as if a Savile Row tailor had come out and made it."
Now that we've gotten a look at the logo for The Book of Boba Fett, fans are scratching their heads, feeling like they've seen it somewhere before. Is this a case of deja vu, or is there something clever happening here? Well, we're pleased to affirm that it's the latter. The Book of Boba Fett was announced alongside a flurry of other Star Wars spin-offs taking place at various points within the timeline. One of these is The Bad Batch, which is both a sequel to and spin-off of The Clone Wars.
yelyah66 on Reddit spotted that all three of the logos for the film and the two shows are very similar to one another, riffing off the fact that they are all about clones. Why waste time do different logo when one logo do trick? It's a sneaky nod to the fans, and it solidifies Star Wars' place in pop culture for the years to come. We'll still be waiting another year for The Book of Boba Fett to arrive, but here's our list of the upcoming Star Wars and Marvel projects from Disney.
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