We’re just going to say it now. The following post will contain huge spoilers. If you haven’t seen The Mandalorian season finale, you shouldn’t be reading this post. Leave knowing that Boba Fett will have a standalone show on Disney +. But if you’re all caught up, let’s take a look at what we’ve seen and what Disney + has announced.
Spoiler Alert: This post contains plot details from the latest episode of The Mandalorian.
Today, Disney made it official: Boba Fett will get a spinoff series. It is set in the same timeline as The Mandalorian and produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. If you like The Mandalorian or The clone wars and Rebels, then that should be good news, as these two are primarily responsible for the three series. Better yet, Temuera Morrison will reprise her role as Boba Fett after appearing in the final season of The Mandalorian, and Ming-Na Wen will return as Fennec Shand.
Boba Fett’s book, a new original series, starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen and produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez, as part of The Mandalorian, arrives at @DisneyPlus December 2021. pic.twitter.com/CuafTOa0fK
– Disney (@Disney) December 21, 2020
Double Boba Fett’s bookDisney hasn’t told us much about the upcoming series beyond the December 2021 schedule. The Mandalorian gives us a very good idea. Here’s where the spoilers come in, as we’re talking about the final episode of this season. See, you might have thought that Boba Fett just got up and ran away in the middle of the episode. It was part of the plan, after all, to provide a cover story for Mando and his crew to present themselves as fleeing Imperial soldiers.
When Luke Skywalker arrived, it made all the more sense that Boba Fett didn’t return. The last time these two men faced each other, Boba Fett found himself in a Sarlacc pit where everyone assumed he had met his untimely end. He’s escaped somehow, but it makes sense that he avoids another confrontation with Skywalker.
But if you stop watching when the credits roll, you’ve missed any clues as to what happened. In classic Marvel fashion (another Disney property), The Mandalorian slipped into an after-credits scene to enjoy it. Keep looking, and you will see familiar sites and people. The opening shot is none other than Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Sure, he’s dead, but it looks like his personal assistant, Bib Fortuna, has taken over Jabba’s criminal empire.
If all good things end, then apparently all bad things end too. Fennec Shand kills all of Fortuna’s guards, then Boba executes Fortuna himself. Then he literally takes the throne, giving us a glorious moment of Boba inspecting his new criminal empire.
You might be wondering, “Wait, is Boba Fett a bad guy?” He’s definitely not a good guy. Boba Fett has worked with Darth Vader, sold Han Solo’s frozen body to Jabba the Hutt as a literal work of art, and isn’t shy about killing if it meets his needs. Watching the fallout from Boba taking control of a criminal empire? Yeah, we’ll watch that. And you can, too, in December 2021.