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The Book of Boba Fett release date, cast, trailer, Mandalorian tie-in and more

The Book of Boba Fett release date, cast, trailer, Mandalorian tie-in and more
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This winter, we will open The Book of Boba Fett, the next chapter of the live-action Disney Plus Star Wars shows. The series was one of the biggest surprises of The Mandalorian season 2 finale, alongside the return of Luke Skywalker, and that finale episode gave us plenty of reason to be excited to see what's next for the iconic bounty hunter.

And, yes, this is just one of the many upcoming Disney Plus Star Wars shows. Star Wars: Ahsoka and Star Wars: Andor are two of the bigger shows announced, alongside The Mandalorian season 3.

The Book of Boba Fett release date

We will open The Book of Boba Fett's first chapter in December 2021. We learned a lot about what's coming in The Mandalorian show-runner Jon Favreau's recent Good Morning America interview.

During the interview Favreau apparently either spoiled the exact date or misspoke,  when he said "Christmas" before correcting himself to say "December 2021." He also revealed the show's new logo (which we've got below), and then revealed that The Mandalorian season 3 will go into production "pretty soon, following" The Book of Boba Fett.

The Book of Boba Fett cast

It will shock nobody that Temuera Morrison (as Boba Fett) will star in the series. Morrison made his Star Wars debut in 2002's Episode II - Attack of the Clones, as Jango Fett, Boba's dear ol' dad. And since Jango was the template for the Clone Troopers, nobody's batting an eye that his son bears such an identical likeness (then again, few have probably seen both unmasked).

Ming-Na Wen will also return, as Fennec Shand, Fett's right hand. The actress is more than familiar with the world of nerdy TV properties, having recently played Agent May in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

That's all the casting details, but we also know that The Mandalorian's crack team of  Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are back on board as executive producers, along with Robert Rodriguez. The Grindhouse director entered the Star Wars fold directing episode 14 of The Mandalorian — as a last-second replacement.

The Book of Boba Fett's Mandalorian tie-in

Per Cinelinx, multiple independent sources are claiming that Din Djarin (aka Mando himself) will be making an appearance in The Book of Boba Fett. This makes a lot of sense, as Disney framed The Book of Boba Fett as "the next chapter" in the Mandalorian story. 

The Book of Boba Fett episodes

As it's still quite early, details are slim. But Small Screen claims someone told them "that The Book Of Boba Fett is only going to be four episodes long." That being said, I'm not betting on that claim, since the site doesn't have a proven track record.

An 8 episode order, as was the case for the Mando seasons, seems just as likely.

The Book of Boba Fett trailer

There is no trailer for The Book of Boba Fett at this time. All we've been given in terms of footage was the tease of the series at the end of The Mandalorian Season 2. It came in conjunction with Fennec Shand's return to Jabba's old hut.

The Book of Boba Fett plot

The Book of Boba Fett's story details have been tightly kept secrets, leading many to think the show is likely focused on Fett and Shand's situation having taken over the seedy crime world of Tatooine. We expect them to learn that offering bounties isn't as easy as claiming them.

The lack of Bib Fortuna crosses off one of a hundred or more names that could easily make cameos in the new series. And as the Mando S2 finale showed, the Disney Plus Star Wars series love to take those opportunities.