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Huge News Just Dropped For Boba Fett Fans

Contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2 finale

The finale of The Mandalorian season 2 is finally here in the form of "Chapter 16: The Rescue." Mando (Pedro Pascal), with a well-executed plan supported by help from Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), is able to securely rescue Grogu from the clutches of the Empire, though not without some troubles. He has to battle a swarm of Dark Troopers and Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) with his Darksaber.

The episode ends with quite a few surprises. Grogu is finally united with a Jedi worthy of training the young child in the ways of the Force. He has a tearful goodbye with Mando, with the promise that they will see each other once again. Along with last week's episode, this is the second time Mando voluntarily removes his helmet on the show, displaying his face to Grogu so that he can see what he's feeling and remember what he really looks like. It's a significant moment for both of them, but especially Mando, and it symbolizes a pretty stark character shift as the bounty hunter leaves behind the strict beliefs of the Children of the Watch to love and protect Grogu.

If that's not enough for fans, "The Rescue" also features a huge reveal in the episode's surprise post-credits scene: an announcement of the continuation of bounty hunter Boba Fett's story in his very own series.

The Book of Boba Fett is coming in December 2021

After the huge adventure to rescue Grogu, allies Shand and Boba visit Jabba the Hutt's Palace, which is now overseen by Bib Fortuna, though that doesn't last long. After eliminating Fortuna and his lackeys, Boba takes a seat on the throne with Shand relaxing at his side, a pose that calls to mind Jabba's famous tableau with a golden bikini-clad Princess Leia recumbent at his side. The screen then fades to black before quickly re-illuminating with the words "The Book of Boba Fett," closely followed by "Coming December 2021."

That's right, fans of the famous bounty hunter need only wait a year to see more of his story in The Book of Boba Fett. It's not confirmed either way whether this will be a movie or a series, but considering existing rumors of a Boba-centered series being in development, that's most likely. On top of that, the post-credits scene hints at Shand's inclusion in the new projectThis news comes only a day after the passing of original Boba actor Jeremy Bulloch.

After Disney's Investor Day came and went last week without any mention of the rumored Boba series, Star Wars fans were likely confused about the fate of the project. Thankfully, it seems that Disney was only saving the reveal for The Mandalorian season 2 finale. With only a year to wait, people can already start getting excited for The Book of Boba Fett, and hopefully more news on the project will be revealed soon.