Remember when The Mandalorian was first announced two years ago? Star Wars fans were quick to point out the similarities between the mysterious new character to Boba Fett and it looks like those comparisons have been confirmed. Creator Jon Favreau has just admitted that the bounty hunter was the reason why the Disney+ series came to be.
Favreau was recently part of a virtual panel at the ATX Television Festival where he stated that The Mandalorian wouldn't exist if Boba got more screentime in the original Star Wars trilogy.
“We all loved Boba Fett, but we never got as much of him as we all wanted,” Favreau said. “He came to unceremonious and in Return of the Jedi.”
Boba's lack of screentime eventually led to the idea of creating a completely new character who would be similar to the bounty hunter but would have an equally compelling story to tell.
“We wanted somebody that could kind of live up to what we had hoped to see when we were younger,” Favreau said.
Although we have since realized that Din Djarin isn't Boba, there is still hope that the character will show up in The Mandalorian Season 2. It has previously confirmed that Star Wars prequel actor Temuera Morrison would play an older version of Boba in the series. Needless to say, we're looking forward to seeing these two interacting in the second season.
The Mandalorian Season 2 has not yet been given an official premiere date. Nevertheless, the series is already expected to return on Disney+ by October.