The bad news is that we’ll be waiting a while for The Mandalorian season 3 to get here, but the good news is that The Book of Boba Fett should scratch the itch fans have for more of Din Djarin’s corner of the Star Wars universe. When the latest run’s finale ended with a tease at Temuera Morrison’s bounty hunter receiving his own spinoff, folks worried it was replacing the next outing of the show. That’s not necessarily the case, though. Instead, it’ll be more like “The Mandalorian season 2.5.”
At least, that’s how studio sources have described it in a new report from Collider that shines some light on the relationship between Boba Fett and its parent series. According to the outlet, it will be a “closely-linked spinoff,” mostly thanks to many characters from the MandoVerse appearing in it. There’s currently no word on exactly who we’ll see, but obviously we know that Ming-Na Wen will be back as Fett’s right-hand woman, Fennec Shand, following her animated return in Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
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Collider also clarified that The Mandalorian won’t start production until the end of 2021 at the very earliest, meaning that a streaming release in late 2022 seems likely. The holdup is all to do with how busy leading man Pedro Pascal is right now, having HBO’s The Last of Us to shoot in the meantime. So, maybe we shouldn’t expect Djarin to cameo in Boba Fett, but everyone else seems like a possibility. Even Grogu, last seen with Luke Skywalker, going by the crew’s wrap shirts.
The Book of Boba Fett has now finished filming, with the studio pressing ahead on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series as we speak. While that Ewan McGregor vehicle is due sometime in 2021, Morrison’s spinoff – which follows what happens next to Boba after taking over the Tatooine criminal underworld – is due up on Disney Plus this December.