We're only a week away from the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett and there is little doubt that people are already expecting big things in the Star Wars series. However, it looks like the upcoming Disney+ show will not be getting a special red-carpet premiere like The Mandalorian. The show's own red-carpet event has been postponed to a later date due to COVID-19.
Variety confirms that Lucasfilm and Disney have decided to postpone the red-carpet premiere event due to the growing concerns over the Omicron variant. The studios have issued a statement regarding the cancellation and announced the new date.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing the Boba Fett fan event,” the statement read. “It will be relocated to the 8th of February in celebration of the finale.”
The event was supposed to feature a special screening of selected episodes of The Book of Boba Fett and was originally scheduled for January 4, 2022, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The screening would have been attended by the likes of Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Ming-Na Wen.
Although fans will not be able to attend the special event right before the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett Episode 2, we can rest assured that it has only been moved to a later date. As mentioned in the statement, it is now scheduled to take place right before the series finale is dropped.
The Book of Boba Fett will star The Mandalorian actor Temuera Morrison who returns as the former bounty hunter. The series will follow Boba and Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand as they try to take control of Tatooine's criminal underground.
Are you ready for the next Star Wars series? The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney+ on December 29, 2021.
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