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The Book Of Boba Fett Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

After a season of intergalactic adventure and learning quite a bit about Grogu, the creature formerly known as The Child or Baby Yoda, season 2 of The Mandalorian ended on dual notes of hope and heartbreak.

The emotional final moments of the episode (not to mention the return of Luke freakin' Skywalker) would have been a barnburner of a season finale in and of themselves, but then fans got treated to a doozy of a post-credits scene. In it, we see Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) invading the palace that used to belong to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. After Boba and Fennec dispatch the various baddies who live there now, Boba takes a seat on Jabba's throne and we see an announcement saying that something called The Book of Boba Fett is on its way soon.

While it's not entirely surprising that a new Boba Fett-centric property is in the works, considering Disney and Lucasfilm just announced a bunch of new series in the Star Wars universe, this particular announcement definitely came as a shock, so kudos to the House of Mouse for keeping their little teaser under wraps until the The Mandalorian could finish its second run.

Here's everything we know so far about The Book of Boba Fett.

The Book of Boba Fett is coming out December 2021

In addition to giving us a title for this upcoming project, Disney+ was also kind enough to give viewers a release window for The Book of Boba Fett. According to the post-credits scene, it will be coming in December 2021. That's one holiday plan for next year already settled.

With the release date narrowed down to the month, that leaves us with one very important question: What exactly are we getting in December 2021? While a Boba Fett spin-off wasn't one of the new properties announced during the Disney Investor Day event, there were rumors earlier this year that it was coming. Deadline reported that Boba's spin-off was potentially a miniseries, but it was all still rumor and speculation.

Until we get some confirmation, we don't know for sure what The Book of Boba Fett actually is. It could be a one-off miniseries, or a movie, or the first season of a new show. It could even be a tease that The Mandalorian will be changing its focus in the new season, with Mando's quest to provide for Grogu's safety well enough settled for the time being. 

All these possibilities make sense. We just might have to wait until December 2021 to find out what we're getting.

Who is likely to appear on The Book of Boba Fett?

Only two bits of official casting news have been released in conjunction with the announcement of The Book of Boba Fett. First, New Zealander Temuera Morrison will be starring as Boba Fett — which shouldn't come as a surprise at all. The actor has portrayed both Boba and his father, Jango Fett, in Star Wars properties going as far back as Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Secondly, Disney confirmed on December 21, 2020 that Ming-Na Wen will co-star in The Book of Boba Fett (via Twitter). In the post-credits scene that announced the new venture, Boba was given a helping hand by Fennec Shand, who came to sit on the armrest of Jabba's throne after Boba claimed it as his own. Considering Wen recently ended a seven-year long stint on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the opportunity to jump to a new property couldn't have come at a better time.

There are also plenty of other Mandalorian characters we wouldn't be surprised to see pop up on The Book of Boba Fett, considering how closely related the two properties appear to be. We would be especially interested to see Katee Sackhoff return to continue Bo-Katan's beef with Boba.

What do we know about the plot of The Book of Boba Fett?

There are a lot of unanswered questions about The Book of Boba Fett, and perhaps the biggest is exactly what this new project is going to be about, beyond the obvious indications that it will be focusing on Boba's story.

Those who know their Star Wars well recognized that the post-credits scene on The Mandalorian was a fairly significant event for the bounty hunter. When Boba breaks into Jabba the Hutt's throne room, he finds that Jabba's former right-hand man, Bib Fortuna (Matthew Wood), has installed himself as the new leader of Jabba's criminal enterprise. Bib is shocked to see Boba, because the last time they were together was when Boba was rolling into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. Boba clearly doesn't hold any warm feelings for Bib, as he quickly shoots the Twi'lek dead and takes his place on the throne.

Without more information, it's hard to say for sure what the plot of The Book of Boba Fett will be, but Boba dispatching Bib to claim Jabba's throne seems to indicate that he'll be installing himself as the new head of Jabba's crime syndicate. The connection to Return of the Jedi could also be a clue that we'll be hearing more about what happened to Boba between his escape from the Sarlacc pit and his re-emergence on The Mandalorian.

All in all, there are a lot of question marks hanging over The Book of Boba Fett. Now that The Mandalorian has officially wrapped for the season, at least that gives us something to focus our attention toward.