The Book of Boba Fett shows us a completely different side of the bounty hunter than we saw in The Empire Strikes Back. There, he appeared cold as ice, calculating, and devoid of any remorse, only bent on getting his bounty on Han Solo. In the series, Boba Fett is now the proud owner of rancor, talks about honor and wants to start his own clan. The Book of Boba Fett Season 2 is not a sure thing yet so much in advance. After all, the first season of the series is only just airing on Disney Plus.
On the other hand, the announcement of the series itself was a huge surprise (one that even Disney didn’t know about, by the way). The hype was so great within a short time that the small teaser at the end of the second season of “The Mandalorian” actually became its own series that continues the story of the galactic bounty hunter Boba Fett.
But is The Book of Boba Fett a limited series or can we expect a second season? Who would be there from the cast, who’s new? When would it start? And what’s going on anyway? We’ve collected all the information we could find.
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The Book of Boba Fett: Is There A Second Season?
Fan excitement ran high when Boba Fett made a surprise appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian. After former Jedi Knight Ahsoka also had a role in Season 2 (fans recognized her from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels), most realized that Disney was aiming for big things with her live-action series.
Whether we will get a second season of the series, which tells the story of Boba Fett and how he tries his hand as a gangster boss on the desert planet Tatooine, cannot be estimated at this point in time. At least Disney and Lucasfilm, the studios behind the series, are still reluctant to make any statements. Understandable, since “The Book of Boba Fett” has been running on Disney Plus since December 2021 and the first season is not finished yet.
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Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison said in an interview with Express back in July 2021, ” I think they have a few things to think about. The tree is still growing. I think they’ll just wait and see how the series is received. There haven’t been any talks about it yet.” That was before the series even started, of course. But now that that’s the case, we at least can’t predict Disney’s next steps.
Finally, the opinion about “The Book of Boba Fett” is a bit mixed. The first few episodes in particular were criticized because they focused so heavily on flashbacks, which made Boba Fett’s decision to no longer want to be a bounty hunter a little more understandable, but gave the character little depth at the time of the action. And not a few fans find it worrying that episodes 5 and 6 of the first season, in which Boba Fett played little or no role, were the best episodes of the series so far.
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Finally, there is actor Temuera’s commentary on the “tree that still grows.” Disney is building – to stick with its metaphor – a giant “Star Wars” tree. There are three “Star Wars” series alone still in the pipeline, “Ahsoka” and “Rangers of the New Republic”, and all of the main characters of this series (including Boba Fett) made their first appearance in “The Mandalorian”.
Right now, it seems like The Book of Boba Fett is little more than a side-series to The Mandalorian, designed to keep us entertained until the third season of that series comes along. But there’s another episode of Boba Fett’s series coming, so we’ll have to wait and see if it can stand on its own two feet and if a second season even makes sense.