Star Wars veteran Temuera Morrison shocked a lot of fans when he made his triumphant return as Boba Fett in The Mandalorian Season 2. Initially, the general belief within the fandom was that it was just going to be a one-off appearance to give viewers especially fans of the original and prequel trilogies the fan service they deserve but Boba's return was met with positive reception, so much so that he's now getting his own Disney+ series which is expected to drop later this year.
Titled The Book of Boba Fett, we still know very little about the upcoming project but it's safe to assume that it will chronicle Boba's entire journey — from his miraculous survival after that fall in the Sarlacc pit up to his grand return to claim back his Mandalorian armor from Din Djarin.
The series will also mark the return of Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand but aside from Boba's new trusty ally, we may also see the return of a fan-favorite Star Wars character in the said series. According to concept artist Brian Matyas, when he pitched the idea of doing a Boba Fett-centric series to Disney CEO Bob Iger, all he had to do was show him an artwork of the bounty hunter holding Grogu aka Baby Yoda in front of a group of Mandalorians and the concept was later approved.
We've shared this one before: this was the pitch piece to Bob Iger, showing #BobaFett (a placeholder for the character of #DinDjarin) holding up Baby Yoda to a group of Mandalorians. This work got the green light from Disney to continue pre-pro for the show. pic.twitter.com/2BOtA5TUIV— Boba Fett Fan Club (@bobafettfanclub) March 30, 2021
Now, this one may be a stretch but considering Baby Yoda was the main selling point for Iger to green-light the show, it's safe to assume that the Force-wielding creature will at least make a cameo appearance in the show if not become a full-time part of the cast. What's even more interesting is the identities of the Mandalorians shown in the concept art. Who could they be and why weren't they present in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian? I guess we'll just have to wait and see how everything plays out.
The Book of Boba Fett is scheduled for release in December.
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