The creator of The Mandalorian Jon Favreau shared a few more details about the biggest surprises of the Dec. 18 season finale of the series of Star Wars.
In a post-credits scene, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) enter Jabba’s palace on Tatooine, with Fett taking the throne. So, a title reveals the surprise that a new series, The Book of Boba Fett, will debut at Christmas 2021.
What hasn’t been revealed until yesterday is that Robert Rodriguez, the Sin City director who directed this season’s Fett-centric episode The Tragedy, will executive produce, along with Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni. . Favreau also confirmed during an interview on Good Morning America that The Book of Boba Fett will not replace The Mandalorian’s third season, which will take place after Fett and will focus on the Mandalorian characters that audiences have come to love.
Favreau also shared his nervousness about keeping Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker a secret, likening him to keeping Baby Yoda a surprise in the first season premiere.
Every piece of casting leaked. And we were so scared until it aired that even our surprise cameo was leaking, Favreau said.
The Book of Boba Fett joins two other spinoffs set in the world of The Mandalorian, including Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka. They will turn into an event, like Marvel’s The Avengers. In all, Disney + will air 11 separate Star Wars shows over the next few years.