We don’t know much about The Book of Boba Fett.
We know that it has wrapped filming and will be released on Disney+ beginning this December. We know that it stars Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. We know that it is connected to The Mandalorian. But beyond that, we’ve heard some rumors, and mostly nothing.
But as the fall approaches and the premiere of the show inches closer, that will probably soon change. In a recent interview with Collider, the showrunner of The Book of Boba Fett, Robert Rodriguez, had high praise to give:
“[I] can’t say anything about it at all right now, but it’s coming out in December… 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.”
Rodriguez directed the episode of The Mandalorian that officially saw Boba Fett’s return, in “Chapter 14: The Tragedy,” and it saw Boba track down Din Djarin to retrieve his armor. In the process, Boba and Fennec teamed up with Djarin to try to fight off the advancing Imperial troopers, who were after Grogu. As seen in the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian episode about the making of season two, Rodriguez was so excited to get to tell this story about Boba Fett that he and his kids dressed up and acted out some of the scenes before filming ever even happened.
It makes sense, then, that Rodriguez is overseeing The Book of Boba Fett. He’s serving as Executive Producer of the series and is overseeing things, and is working alongside Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who together are overseeing and Executive Producing the various shows that are flowing out of The Mandalorian universe.
This show sounds great, and I’m hoping that it gives us more backstory as to what happened with Boba leading up to this period, as well as getting to see more of what he’s up to now that he’s got his armor back. Based on the post-credits scene that announced the show, it seems that Boba might be taking Jabba the Hutt’s place as a crime boss on Tatooine, which would surely lead to some great storytelling potential. Rodriguez is really excited about this show and is talking it up highly, and I think it’s cool seeing just how excited he is. I can’t wait!