So, what’s up with The Mandalorian season 3, and this newly announced Boba Fett show? Here’s what I know…
On Good Morning America, Jon Favreau explained that The Book of Boba Fett will be a stand-alone spin-off series, not some sort of replacement for The Mandalorian season 3, and that both titles will premiere December 2021. Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) will star.
Here’s what Jon Favreau had to say…
“We didn’t want to spoil the surprise during the big Kathleen Kennedy announcement of all the shows [during Investor Day earlier this month], so they let me keep this one a secret, ” Favreau says. “So this is actually separate from The Mandalorian season 3. But what we didn’t say in that announcement is the next show coming up — what Kathy called ‘the next chapter’ — is going to be The Book of Boba Fett, and then we go into production right after that on The Mandalorian, back with the main character that we all know and love… pretty soon following that. There’s a lot of Star Wars content coming out, I think they announced 10 projects, I think this will be 11.”
ELEVEN new Star Wars Projects! Is that too many? Can there be too much Star Wars? Some say no, but I’m not so sure about that. The industry standard is to take a financial success and copy the heck out of it, with each copy less original than the last. Until what WAS special, becomes tired and redundant.
Plus, these eleven projects are taking place at different points in the Star Wars timeline. Which becomes a little confusing, even for super fans. So the casual fan can be totally out of touch. I have friends who are watching The Mandalorian now who had to call and ask when the show takes place in the film chronology, and if Mondo is Boba Fett. And if so, how is he still alive? – What! You mean you didn’t watch the animated series, or read the books!!
My hope is that all those new projects are good stories that fit seamlessly into Star Wars canon. And that they are different enough to justify their existence, and aren’t just fan-service money-grabs. I mean, if Boba Fett finds a baby-Jabba he has to protect and deliver to its people, then I’m done.