In just over a month, The Book of Boba Fett will head into homes on Disney Plus and to hear director Robert Rodriguez tell it, Boba will come out swinging in his first-ever solo series. Fans of the iconic bounty hunter were thrilled when he made his return from the Sarlaac in The Mandalorian and will now get to see him move into his own series and into a new role as a crime boss.
It’s certainly uncharted territory for Boba and fans have been eager to learn more about what to expect in the series…and now we know it sound like an awful lot of fun. In an interview with Empire, Rodriguez promises fans that they’ll see “more of (Boba’s) true character” which includes, apparently, “barbarian mode.” Rodriguez directed Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, “The Tragedy”, and gave long time fans of Boba a glimpse of what they’d always hoped to see him do and now it sound like he’s ready to turn it up to 11 by expanding not only on the story of Boba, but taking off the training wheels and letting him show fans, and the galaxy, why he’s always been so feared.
The first look at the series made it apparent that while Boba may now be sitting on Jabba’s throne, that doesn’t mean he has the respect of everyone who used to fall under the fat fist of the Jabba or the much less feared Bib Fortuna, who we saw Boba take care of at the end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian. To that end, it sounds like Boba and Fennec Shand are going to have to do some convincing and may have to do so that hard way. So after a reintroduction to the character that involved some softer moments than one might expect from one of the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunters, it sounds like The Book of Boba Fett is going to deliver on decades of fans’ dreams of what Boba could do.
The Book of Boba Fett begins streaming on Disney Plus on December 29th.