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The Mandalorian unfortunately won’t be gracing our screens this year with its third season, but Star Wars fans won’t be left wanting. Later this year, they’ll see the debut of spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett, which stars the returning Temuera Morrison. While not much is known when it comes to the plot, behind-the-scenes details are slowly coming to light. And thanks to an update from Morrison, we now know the show will have some additional connections to Mandalorian behind the scenes.
One of the best aspects of The Mandalorian is the slew of creative directors that have helmed episodes over the series. Well, that star-studded trend is going to continue in The Book of Boba Fett, as Temuera Morrison has confirmed the directors that will return for the new show:
We've got some great directors onboard - Robert Rodriguez, Favreau, Bryce [Dallas Howard], Dave Filoni.
The Book of Boba Fett was already exciting for fans, but it’s great to know that the show is maintaining creative continuity with its parent series. Ahead of Temuera Morrison’s comments, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni seemed like locks for the director’s chair, given they’re producers on the new show and directed episodes of Mandalorian. Likewise, Robert Rodriguez is also a producer on the series and, after his work on Mando Season 2’s “Chapter 14: The Tragedy,” one can only guess as to what explosive plans he has for Fett. And of course, it’s incredible to hear that Bryce Dallas Howard is back as well, considering her pitch-perfect work on both of her Mandalorian episodes.
But, I think we're blessed in the way Favreau has all that Marvel experience, so we know where those storylines go. Let's see what happens.
The Book of Boba Fett follows the titular bounty hunter after the events of The Mandalorian Season 2. Based on the post-credits scene from that season finale, it looks like Fett has now set his sights on ruling the criminal underworld in Tatooine. And with him will be his right-hand, deadly assassin Fennec Shand, played by Ming-Na Wen. Their rise to power can be witnessed by streaming Mandalorian on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link.
Needless to say, The Book of Boba Fett is in great hands and should get off to a strong start. Fett has been waiting to get his just due for a while, so it’s only fitting that Disney and Lucasfilm pull out all of the stops. You can check out what’s in store when the series premieres on Disney+ in December.