While The Book of Boba Fett will still push through with its release on the streaming platform, Disney Plus, where it will be exclusively airing every week consisting of seven episodes all in all, its red carpet Hollywood premiere is delayed and there is a good reason behind why it has been scheduled to a further date.
The Book of Boba Fett Red Carpet Premiere Delayed: Reason Behind Revealed
As reported by Variety, the Red Carpet Hollywood Premiere of The Book of Boba Fett will be pushed back to a later date, from January 4, 2022 to February 8. It will be held at the El Captain Theater and is expected to be attended by Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Ming-Na Wen, and Robert Rodriguez among others.
The premiere of the show on Disney Plus will still push through before the year ends but the red carpet Hollywood premiere of the series will be happening on the finale episode of The Book of Boba Fett.
The reason has been revealed and it is due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in US with the threat of the new variant, Omicron. The studio released a statement that the delay of the in-person red carpet Hollywood premiere will be pushed back to the finale of the show to celebrate the end of the series. While it may be uncanny to have such kind of event to be celebrated with the finale, it is for safety purposes of everyone who will be attending.
The Book of Boba Fett will feature the adventures of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand as they try to make a name for themselves in the notorious underworld of the galaxy as they take over a place which was once part of the control of Jabba the Hut. He and Shand will journey to from there to the sand of Tatooine, and it will be set between The Empire Strikes Back and the second season of The Mandalorian.
Temuera Morrison will be taking on the role of Boba Fett, the son of Jango Fett and a known bounty hunter and he would be joined by Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, a well-known elite mercenary and assassin.
Produced by John Bartnicki and co-produced by John Hampian; Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriquez, and Colin Wilson will be the executive producers of the show while Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck are co-executive producers.
The Book of Boba Fett will be out on Disney Plus on December 29, 2021. The Red Carpet Hollywood Premiere of the series will be on February 8, 2022.