On Wednesday, StarWars.com reported that Disney+ has set December 29 as the premiere date for The Book of Boba Fett. The announcement was accompanied by some fantastic key art featuring the infamous bounty hunter lounging upon his new throne.
Filming on the series wrapped filming back in early June, so the December 29 premiere date lines up with the typical post production time we’ve seen for other major episodic projects from Disney+.
In case you’ve forgotten, Stars Wars: The Mandalorian closed out its second season with a post-credit scene featuring Boba Fett and Fennec Shand taking over Jabba the Hutt’s old criminal empire on Tatooine. Doing so didn’t involve much effort beyond taking out a few guards and killing a very rotund Bib Fortuna, who likely wasn’t equipped for galactic mob life anyway. One would assume, however, that keeping the Jabba’s own throne will require quite a bit more effort/murder.
It’s also worth pointing out that Fett and Shand’s turn as allies to Din Djarin may have endeared them to the audience as anti-heroes, but they’re both still hardened criminals and ruthless/deadly killers. Considering there’s a pretty good chance that characters from Star Wars: The Mandalorian will cross over with this series, it will be interesting to see if their respective paths turn them into adversaries this time around.
So what’s the official synopsis for The Book of Boba Fett?
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Either way, December 29 can’t get here soon enough.
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