To hear Jon Favreau tell it, the ease with which Boba Fett calmly strolled into Jabba’s Palace and offed a fattened Bib Fortuna belies the tough road ahead for the bounty hunter. In fact, it seems that Boba’s move has will cause him more problems than even he anticipated when we see him in next month’s Disney Plus streaming series, The Book of Boba Fett.
Speaking to Empire, Favreau, who along with Dave Filoni has given new life to not only Boba Fett but the Star Wars franchise, explains that Boba is going to have to learn on the fly.
Although Boba Fett is a very experienced bounty hunter, he’s not experienced at running a criminal syndicate or managing forces. He’s not normally a newcomer. He’s an expert as we see him in most areas. But in this case, he’s trying to transition to another position.
The first look at the series showed fans that not everyone in the criminal underworld is going to readily accept Boba as the new boss and that he’s going to have to resort to some less political means to change some opinions, going so far as what director Robert Rodriguez called “barbarian mode.” While Fortuna may have been running it, it was always Jabba’s empire and with the big guy out of the way, Boba probably isn’t the only one gunning to be the new number one.
“There is a power vacuum because Jabba is gone. Jabba was clearly a very strong and imposing leader, who people were very scared of, and who seemed to rule with an iron fist. You pull somebody like that out of the ecosystem of Tatooine – and Hutt Space in general – and you have the opportunity that’s ripe in the gangster genre.
Who knows what organizations and which villains Boba will meet along the way. With Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn, along with some other criminal factions, getting a lot of run in the Star Wars comics, it’ll be interesting to see who Boba finds himself facing off with to fill that Jabba-sized void in the galaxy.