We finally have an update on The Book of Boba Fett, which is just a few months away!
Disney+ released a brand new (and the first) poster for the series today, along with a revealed release date of December 29, 2021.
We’ve known from the moment this show was announced that it was coming at Christmas 2021, so this fits in line with that. It’s just barely releasing in 2021 – coming out just days before the new year – but it’s really great to know the official date now. Of note, it’ll mark in a more pronounced way the shift to Wednesday releases for content, which is something Disney+ has shifted to already but that hasn’t really affected Star Wars as much. Visions released on a Wednesday, but this will be the first Star Wars series to have weekly Wednesday releases. I’m skeptical that it’ll wind up being better than Fridays, but I suppose fans will watch either way.
The StarWars.com article accompanying this announcement also gave us a plot synopsis for the series, and though it’s not too surprising, it’s still nice to read:
“The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.”
That’s basically what we expected, since the teaser announcement for the series (the post-credits scene in the finale of The Mandalorian season two) saw Fett and Shand seize Jabba’s Palace, with Fett killing Bib Fortuna. It sounds like Fett’s going to try to take Jabba’s place in the criminal underworld, and that is sure to lead to plenty of action and probably some old scores to settle.
The series obviously stars Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, and it has a very familiar and big-name executive producers, with Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson in the role. Favreau, Filoni, Kennedy, and Wilson have been the executive producers on The Mandalorian, while Robert Rodriguez directed the episode with Fett’s return and was tapped to helm this series.
So while we wait for The Book of Boba Fett to release exactly three months from today, keep in mind that this series will kick-start what will be an incredible year of content for Star Wars in 2022. We’ll get the majority of this series, as well as likely seeing Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and The Mandalorian season three, The Bad Batch season two, and more. I can’t wait!