Lucasfilm and Disney have announced that The Book of Boba Fett, the next Star Wars live-action series, will launch on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on December 29.
The Book of Boba Fett will be available to watch in India in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. In addition, the first The Book of Boba Fett poster has been released, which is accessible in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) sits atop Jabba the Hutt’s throne with his blaster, much as he did in The Mandalorian season 2 finale end credits. Unfortunately, there isn’t much new to learn here.
The Book of Boba Fett will be released on December 29, which is (just) in line with what Disney+ initially stated in December last year with The Mandalorian season 2 finale. Although it appears that the Star Wars series will begin in 2021, all but one of the episodes will premiere in 2022.
This is most likely owing to the fact that the next Marvel series, Hawkeye, will end its six-episode run on December 29, the same day that The Book of Boba Fett premieres. Disney is doing everything it can to keep its two most popular brands from colliding.
The Book of Boba Fett is said to have a somewhat longer run than both seasons of The Mandalorian, with a total of eight episodes. The parallels don’t stop there. Much of the creative crew for the two live-action Star Wars shows is also shared.
Jon Favreau, the creator of The Mandalorian, and executive producer and Star Wars veteran Dave Filoni are directing episodes for The Book of Boba Fett. Several episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are directed by Robert Rodriguez, who helmed The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 that brought Fett back.
The Book of Boba Fett has been dubbed “The Mandalorian season 2.5” internally, which explains why it will run between season 2 and (delayed) season 3 of The Mandalorian. The Book of Boba Fett has even been regarded as a third season of The Mandalorian, with its eight episodes given numbers like “301,” “302,” and so on, rather to the normal “101,” “102,” and so on that would be used for a new series’ first season.
In front of the camera, Ming-Na Wen will reprise his role as the mercenary Fennec Shand, alongside Morrison. Will there be further references to The Mandalorian in the future?
When The Book of Boba Fett arrives on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on December 29, we’ll find out.