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Everything You Need To Know About “The Book of Boba Fett”

Many bounty hunters have walked the imaginary halls of the Star Wars universe, but none have reached quite the level of varsity fame as Boba Fett. With his heightened presence in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, it was clear that there was a larger story to be told about the famed bounty hunter.

Maybe it’s his helmet, or maybe it’s his suit (or maybe it’s Maybelline), but Boba Fett has undeniably made his mark on the Star Wars world. Everything about him exudes “cool,” so naturally, the audience of millions of Star Wars fans wanted to learn more about him—and more importantly, how he somehow escaped his apparent death in the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi.

The end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian clued us in on the creation of The Book of Boba Fett with an end-credits scene, as we’re brought back to Jabba’s Palace with Bib Fortuna sitting in Jabba’s seat. Fennec Shand arrives and takes out a few guards and other attendants while also letting go of one of the prisoners. Following behind her is Fett, who promptly (and thankfully) kills Fortuna because honestly, weren’t we all sick of his long nails? After removing Fortuna from Jabba’s seat, Fett finally sits down and claims his territory in Jabba’s Palace.

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Following that scene, this new series will focus on Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), an assassin who works with Fett, as they head back to Tatooine and attempt to reclaim the spot that Jabba the Hut once called home.

Although the trailer for the series was a bit underwhelming, it was apparently part of an effort by director Robert Rodriguez to conceal some major surprises. Based on what was shown, it appears that Fett wishes to rule the area that Jabba had once controlled with respect instead of contempt.

Fett wants to forge ahead past his previous occupation as a bounty hunter and become more of an overall force, as he mentions in the trailer that he doesn’t consider himself a bounty hunter any longer. He’s not looking for conflict—instead, he wants all of the bounty hunters to cooperate so that they can reap the monetary rewards together, as bounty hunting was more of a competition back in Jabba’s days. However, the hunters don’t seem as enthusiastic about this notion as Fett is.

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Along with the Fett and Shand, Jennifer Beals will join the series as a recurring character, Madam Garsa, of the Twi’lek species, who hails from the planet Ryloth and sports those large, tentacle-like appendages out of her head. As of right now, it’s unclear what her role will be with regard to Fett and Shand; however, it’s no surprise that Twi’leks will be a part of the series, as the most well-known one—Bib Fortuna—held a prominent role at Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi and was recently killed by Fett at the end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian.

As the premiere date gets closer, be sure to check out the last few episodes of The Mandalorian for a bit of a refresher on what went down with Boba Fett. The Book of Boba Fett drops on Disney Plus on December 29 at 3 a.m. ET.

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