‘The Book of Boba Fett’ fans losing it over chapter 3’s big cameo

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This article contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett‘s third episode.

The Book of Boba Fett continued with its third chapter this week, and in doing so introduced a bona fide movie legend into the Star Wars universe. In “The Streets of Mos Espa”, Fett fends off an assassination attempt by Black Krrsantan, who it turns out was sent by the Hutt twins. By way of apology, Jabba’s cousins gift the Daimyo a baby Rancor, who is being reared by a keeper… Played by none other than Danny Trejo!

Disney Plus viewers were bowled over by Trejo’s surprise appearance in this episode, as fans were excited to see him turn up in the galaxy far, far away in general, as well as loving the fact that he’s playing such a badass role. Though chapter three probably hasn’t gone down quite as well as last week’s terrific second episode, Trejo’s cameo is clearly one of the highlights of the show so far for many.

Nobody predicted this.

Accurate.

We should’ve known to expect Trejo to turn up in his buddy’s Star Wars show.

While you might also know him from the likes of Con-Air, Heat, and Sons of Anarchy, Trejo is most famous for his long-term collaboration with Robert Rodriguez, appearing in the Spy Kids trilogy, the Machete movies, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, and more under the filmmaker. Seeing as Rodriguez serves as director and exec producer on Boba Fett, it’s no surprise he brought Trejo on board for this project as well.

What’s more, with Fett’s bond with his new pet rancor looking like it might be an important part of the show, it seems Trejo might be turning up for future episodes to boot. Catch the latest from The Book of Boba Fett on Disney Plus now.