The Book of Boba Fett Confirmed as a The Mandalorian Spinoff Series
It has been three days since The Mandalorian successfully wrapped up its 8-episode second season on Disney+, and by now most Star Wars fans have already heard about its intriguing post-credits scene teasing The Book of Boba Fett. However, the announced project was unclear to many viewers as many were wondering if this would be another separate series or a continuation of The Mandalorian because its target December 2021 date is around the same time as the upcoming third season.
Now, in recent report by Variety, it has been confirmed that The Book of Boba Fett is indeed another The Mandalorian spinoff series alongside previously announced Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic. According to the outlet, the Temuera Morrison-led series will be executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who are reportedly trying to adopt Marvel Studios’ successful MCU format. They are developing the three new series within The Mandalorian timeline in hopes of building up a major story event that would possibly bring all these characters together. Thus, giving Lucasfilm its very own Avengers moment.
Boba Fett spin-offs have been tried by Lucasfilm a few times, but have never quite made it to production. When Lucasfilm first announced a live-action TV Series under George Lucas, Fett should have been part. That one never happened because the technology and budget never quite worked out. Then, when Star Wars spin-off movies like Rogue One were first announced, Josh Trank intended to make a Boba-centric film. That didn’t happen after Trank’s difficulties with Fantastic Four became public. At the time, Michael Fassbender was one name rumored to play the bounty hunter.
The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist serveS as co-executive producer. The directing lineup for Season 2 consists of Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), Peyton Reed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Dave Filoni, Carl Weathers and Jon Favreau.