Star Wars fans won’t be getting a third season of The Mandalorian this fall. But those who watched Season 2 — and this is a spoiler warning if you haven’t — know that a spinoff featuring popular bounty hunter Boba Fett is up next in the Disney+ Star Wars mythology.
The trailer for The Book of Boba Fett premiered Monday morning, picking up where the character was left at the end of The Mandalorian, Season 2. Boba Fett (played by Temuera Morrison) regained his signature armor — specifically its helmet and chestpiece — after losing it during the events of Return of the Jedi and becoming a recluse on the planet Tatooine.
Partnering with mercenary Fennic Shand (Ming-Na Wen) after saving her life, the two pursue The Mandalorian to take back the armor and weaponry that he lost. Eventually, the two help the bounty hunter to rescue Grogu from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and whatever evil plans he has in store for the infant Jedi.
After completing their mission, Boba Fett returns to Tatooine to take over the crime empire of Jabba the Hutt (killed during Return of the Jedi). As seen in the trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, the galaxy’s mercenaries aren’t exactly on board with someone claiming to be the new boss. Take a look:
The underworld of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away doesn’t seem too keen on somebody trying to take over Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire. Especially someone who’s presumably been away as long, and probably believed to be defeated and dead, as Boba Fett. Whether he wins over this wretched hive of scum and villainy remains to be seen.
But this preview is very much a teaser that doesn’t provide a whole lot of information. What is Boba Fett really after? Does he just want power? Or all the bounty available to mercenaries? Is there an objective he’s pursuing? Might he secretly want to rid the galaxy of its seedy criminal element?
At the very least, this series should cure the live-action Star Wars fix fans have been craving for the past year. Bringing holiday cheer to all who yearn for some space-hopping, sci-fi fun (albeit without the adorable cuteness of Baby Yoda/Grogu — we think) , The Book of Boba Fett premieres Dec. 29 on Disney+.