We’re just going to say it now. The following post contains massive spoilers. If you haven̵
Spoiler Alert: This post contains plot details from the latest episode ofThe Mandalorian.
Today Disney made it official: Boba Fett is getting a spin-off series. It takes place in the same timeline as The Mandalorian and produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. If you like The Mandalorian or The Clone Wars and Rebels, then that should be good news, because those two are primarily responsible for the three series. In fact, Temuera Morrison will reprise his role as Boba Fett after appearing in the final season of The Mandalorian, and Ming-Na Wen will be back as Fennec Shand.
The Book of Boba Fett, a new original series starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen and executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez, set in the timeline of The Mandalorian, coming to @DisneyPlus in December 2021.pic .twitter.com / CuafTOa0fK
– Disney (@Disney) December 21, 2020
Dubbed The Book of Boba Fett, Disney didn’t tell us much about the upcoming series after a December 2021 timeline The Mandalorian gives us a very good idea. This is where the spoilers come in as we’re talking about this season’s final episode. You see, you might have thought that Boba Fett had just got up and walked out halfway through the episode. After all, that was part of the plan to come up with a cover story for Mando and the crew to pose as fleeing Imperial soldiers.
When Luke Skywalker showed up, it made all the more sense why Boba Fett didn’t return. The last time those two met, Boba Fett ended up in a Sarlacc pit where everyone assumed he had reached his untimely end. He somehow escaped, but it makes sense that he would avoid another showdown with Skywalker.
But if you stopped watching when the credits started rolling, you missed the hints of what was to come. In classic Marvel fashion (another Disney property), The Mandalorian slipped into an after-credits scene for you to enjoy. Stay tuned and you will see famous sights and people. The opening shot is none other than Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Of course he is dead, but it appears his personal assistant, Bib Fortuna, has taken over Jabba’s criminal empire.
When all good things come to an end, apparently all bad things also do. Fennec Shand kills all of Fortuna’s guards and then Boba executes Fortuna herself. Then he literally takes over the throne and gives us a glorious moment where Boba inspects his new criminal empire.
You may be wondering, “Wait, is Boba Fett a bad guy?” He’s definitely not a good guy. Boba Fett teamed up with Darth Vader, selling Han Solo’s frozen body to Jabba the Hutt as a literal work of art, and doesn’t hesitate to kill if it serves his needs. Watching the fallout of Boba taking over a criminal empire? Yes, we will look at that. And you can do that in December 2021.