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Boba Fett spin-off series officially announced by Star Wars

Boba Fett in The Mandalorian
(Image credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

A Boba Fett spin-off series has been official unveiled. As first revealed during The Mandalorian season 2 finale (at the very, very end… keep watching past the credits), The Book of Boba Fett is coming in December 2021.

Three days after the finale aired, the Star Wars Twitter account confirmed that Temuera Morrison (Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) will return for the series, which will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez, and the series will be set in The Mandalorian timeline.

Favreau and Filoni already act as producers on The Mandalorian, while Rodriguez previously directed Chapter 14, "The Tragedy", which re-introduced Boba Fett properly back into the Star Wars universe. It's unclear whether The Book of Boba Fett means there will be a delay to The Mandalorian season 3, though Jon Favreau has confirmed that production on season 3 begins after Book of Boba Fett.

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Appearing as a last-minute surprise during Chapter 16, Boba is seen on Tatooine taking over Jabba’s Palace from Bib Fortuna. At his side, Fennec Shand. Expect this to be a premise that is picked up in 12 months’ time. Boba running the rule over the galaxy’s scum and villainy has all the makings of a great series.

There have been rumours of a Boba Fett spin-off for some time. In November, a report suggested that it had already begun filming – though actor Temuera Morrison remained coy about a Boba Fett return in a recent interview.

"I’m just going to have to wait and see,” Morrison told The New York Times when asked if he’d reappear in The Mandalorian or another Star Wars project. “I think a lot of it depends on how things go with this season, but I don’t really know.”

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Bradley Russell

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