The Book of Boba Fett, the first spinoff from the critically acclaimed Disney+ series The Mandalorian, will be released on December 29th, 2021, with the announcement being released on the first poster for the new Star Wars series.
The first poster depicts the titular Fett lounging on his new throne in Jabba the Hutt’s palace, which he was shown taking in the post credit scene of The Mandalorian’s Season 2 finale. While not much is known about the show outside of the post credit scene, Disney did release an official synopsis:
“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.”
It will have been a full year since The Mandalorian wrapped its second season, which saw the return of the triumphant return of Fett midway through the season. It is interesting that Fett has returned to the planet of Tatooine, as this was where he had seemingly fallen to his death in the original Star Wars trilogy. A full explanation of how he survived the Sarlacc pit could be incoming, and would answer one of the most controversial aspects of Star Wars lore.
The series will also overlap with Disneys other massive franchise, as the finale of Hawkeye will land the same day as the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett, according to DiscussingFilm.
The Book of Boba Fett will begin streaming December 29th on Disney+, and all episodes of The Mandalorian are currently streaming now.
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