The Star Wars universe is expanding with The Book of Boba Fett, a new Disney+ series set to arrive in December 2021. The Book of Boba Fett was teased in the post-credits scene after The Mandalorian Season 2 finale, which was released Friday, December 18, but Disney did not confirm the series until Monday morning.
According to StarWars.com, “The Book of Boba Fett will be set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and star Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Robert Rodriguez — who directed Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, a thrilling installment that reintroduced Boba Fett to the Star Wars galaxy — joins Favreau and Dave Filoni as executive producer.”
Boba Fett first appeared in Star Wars lore in 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. The character later appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and various episodes of animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Most recently, Boba Fett popped up in one episode of The Mandalorian Season 1, and four episodes of Season 2, including the finale.
The original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, passed away last Thursday, December 17 at the age of 75. As Disney notes in its StarWars.com release, Bulloch’s “legacy, including all he brought to Boba Fett, goes on. The Book of Boba Fett will carry that legacy forward.”
In the years since Bulloch stepped out of Fett’s armored suit, various other actors have filled the role, either in body or voice, including Mark Austin, Don Bies, and even Jon Hamm. In The Mandalorian, Boba Fett has been played by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Jango’s clones in Revenge of the Sith.
The Book of Boba Fett is currently in production. The series is expected to debut in December 2021 exclusively on Disney+.
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