A new trailer for The Book of Boba Fett is finally here! While the series will hit Disney+ on December 29, Lucasfilm made fans wait until just three weeks before the show’s debut to take a sneak peek at the new series.
Star Wars fans collectively lost their minds when the second season of The Mandalorian brought Boba Fett back into the franchise. The legendary bounty hunter seemingly met his end in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, during a brawl with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. In the scuffle, Boba gets knocked into the mouth of the Sarlacc Pit, apparently condemning him to an ignoble end.
Return to the Franchise
In the second season of The Mandalorian, audiences learn that Jango Fett’s first clone survived his encounter with the Sarlacc’s stomach. Boba briefly joins forces with series protagonist Din Djarin and helps him recover his young ward, baby Grogu, from the clutches of Moff Gideon. After Boba and his ally, Fennec Shand, help Din safely deliver Grogu to Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, the two range out to make their mark on the galaxy.
The second season of The Mandalorian ends with a chilling stinger: Boba Fett ascending Jabba the Hutt’s former throne on Tatooine. This outro teased fans with the assurance that the storied bounty hunter would return in a new series, The Book of Boba Fett.
What the Future Holds
Details regarding the new series are still scarce. The new trailer is more of a sneak peek than a story preview, showing a few flashes of Boba and Fennec fighting criminals across the sands of Tatooine. At one point, Fett appears in a Bacta tank, the Star Wars equivalent of an intensive care unit. The trailer suggests the series will follow the bounty-hunting duo’s efforts to bring Jabba’s underworld organization under their control.
Wait until you see what’s coming. It’s going to blow your mind. That’s all I can say. I can talk it up all I want, because I know it over-delivers. It way over-delivers. People are going to be so pumped when they see it.Executive Producer Robert Rodriguez, in an interview with Collider
Star Wars has always been at its best when dealing with the roughest elements of the galaxy. The gleaming towers of Coruscant and the Jedi temples of Ilum are gorgeous, but the franchise’s best stories usually center on outlaws and gunslingers. Boba Fett is a perfect fit in hives of scum and villainy because of his stoic attitude and quick reflexes. His dangerous, criminal background made him a fan-favorite, when he was introduced in The Empire, Strikes Back. Even though he has only a few minutes of screen time in the original trilogy, the character made a lasting impression on viewers.
Streaming is King
Disney took a sizable gamble with The Mandalorian. Audiences know Star Wars as an epic, sweeping space opera film franchise, so the idea of shrinking it down for the small screen seemed questionable before the series hit Disney+. However, the adventures of Din Djarin and Grogu proved to be some of the most compelling Star Wars in years, encouraging Disney to double down on live-action TV as the future of the franchise.
The Book of Boba Fett is just the beginning of Disney+ Star Wars shows. Upcoming shows like The Acolyte, Kenobi, Andor, and, of course, the third season of The Mandalorian will keep the franchise thriving on the small screen for the foreseeable future.