The Book of Boba Fett will be a part of the Mandalorian universe, according to a clip released by Disney+. Temuera Morrison resurrected Boba Fett in season 2 of The Mandalorian, bringing the character back to life. The Book of Boba Fett was announced for a December 2021 publication in a post-credits scene following the show’s season 2 conclusion. Not only the cast and crew but also the public, have referred to the series as Mandalorian season 2.5 since its premiere.
In the first four episodes, the Book of Boba Fett’s place in the Mandalorian cosmos remained unclear. While there were a few nods to the previous films, such as the flash charges used by Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and his reluctant rookie bounty hunter partner in “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger” appearing in the background and leading Boba to Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), the narrative centered on Boba’s present troubles in Mos Espa after claiming Jabba the Hutt’s reign, as well as flashbacks. Then came the fifth episode of the show, which spent the entire 50 minutes focusing on Din in a “Return of the Mandalorian” style. Din stayed for the final two episodes as well, solidifying his position in Boba’s journey.
Now, a new video shared on Twitter by Disney+ shows that Boba Fett’s tale was intended to be part of the larger Mandalorian universe. Seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian, as well as The Book of Boba Fett, are included in the video. The narrator emphasizes the concept by stating that the listener was first exposed to The Mandalorian two years ago and that the tale has subsequently progressed to Boba Fett. This teaser arrives just over two weeks after Boba Fett’s much-anticipated ending. Here’s the link to the complete 30-second trailer:
While fans have long suspected this, the trailer has officially established that Boba Fett is intended to be considered as part of the greater Mandalorian world based upon Din’s—as well as Grogu’s—story. This concept has elicited varied reactions from a large portion of the audience. Many people feel that the finest episodes of Boba Fett were those that featured Din prominently, despite the fact that the show’s title character made only a few appearances. Boba got around 2 minutes of screen time between episodes 5 and 6 with no speech. Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), Luke Skywalker, Grogu, and Cad Bane (Corey Burton) all made debuts in Chapter 6, making for an epic Star Wars episode—but not a Boba Fett episode. Many people have asked why Boba’s episodes seemed so different from others in which he wasn’t the main character.
The Mandalorian universe’s evolution appears to be the solution to this. Many of the upcoming live-action Star Wars series that have been announced appear to be connected to Din’s narrative. This includes Ahsoka, which is set to premiere in 2023, as well as the Rangers of the New Republic series, which has been canceled. This makes sense, given that Din’s narrative takes place in uncharted and undiscovered territory. The sequel trilogy takes place 20+ years after the events of the first trilogy, whereas The Mandalorian takes place only 5 years later, giving this Mandalorian world the chance to build up the sequel trilogy’s age and tell the audience about how the galaxy fell to the First Order. As a result, Star Wars is putting a lot of attention on Din and his tale in order to provide viewers a new perspective on how the galaxy will evolve into what they’ve seen in the second trilogy, with The Book of Boba Fett playing a crucial role in this larger picture.