The first Mandalorian spin-off has officially wrapped filming. Geek icon Ming-Na Wen confirmed in a recent Instagram post that production on The Book of Boba Fett has been completed, meaning we’re closer than ever to getting the series fanboys have dreamed of since Return of the Jedi. The actress, who is set to reprise her role as bounty hunter Fennec Shand for the live-action series, shared the news alongside images of a comical wrap gift for the crew.
The series will also star Temuera Morrison, making his grand return as the titular Boba Fett after an explosive appearance in The Mandalorian’s second season. Executive producers on the show include longtime Star Wars creative Dave Filoni and Mandalorian director Robert Rodriguez. The spin-off is scheduled to release in December of this year and will be followed by an Ashoka series starring Rosario Dawson. If everything goes according to plan, the shows will eventually cross over with their mother project in a big Star Wars event.
Aside from this, not much is known about the plot of Boba Fett. The post-credits tag at the ending of Mandalorian’s second season saw Fett and Shand claiming Jabba the Hutt’s infamous palace as their own, hinting at a possible war for the underworld in Boba’s solo vehicle. Marvel Comics is currently publishing a War of the Bounty Hunters line that would coincide well with this concept. Either way, the Disney+ project has been billed as the “next chapter” in the Mandalorian story since it was announced at the end of last year. Hopefully, we’ll find out what that means sooner than later.