Is Star Wars Setting Up A Boba Fett TV Spinoff On Disney+?

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The Mandalorian only just returned to Disney+ with new episodes, but the Disney streamer may already be looking ahead to a spinoff of its first live-action series centered on none other than Boba Fett. The fan-favorite character seemingly made his first confirmed appearance in the timeline since falling into a Sarlacc Pit back in Return of the Jedi, although it wasn't confirmed that Temuera Morrison was playing Boba. Still, rumor has it that he's getting his own show, with production possibly starting very soon.

According to a report from Deadline, a Boba Fett spinoff miniseries could possibly begin filming as soon as next week or later in November, ahead of production starting on the third season of The Mandalorian. Admittedly, The Mandalorian hasn't officially been renewed for Season 3 yet and Disney+ already has several additional live-action Star Wars shows in the works, but Disney boss Bob Iger revealed the possibility of Mandalorian characters getting their own series all the way back in February.

Notably, the rumors don't indicate when this potential Boba Fett-centric series would be set. There is a big timeline gap between what originally seemed to be his end in Return of the Jedi to his apparent return in the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian, and a show could fill in those blanks, especially since it's referred to as a "miniseries" that wouldn't need to cover everything. Still, Boba Fett is still on Tatooine and without his armor, which may mean that he's been hanging around Tatooine for years, and there may be limited stories there.

If this spinoff happens and is set after or during the events of The Mandalorian Season 2, then there may not be much in the way of story limits. This is a mostly blank era in the Star Wars saga when it comes to movies and TV, and anything Boba Fett does would be unlikely to change the course of galactic conflict anyway. It would presumably mean that he comes back in another episode of Season 2, since a cameo at the end of the premiere that may have gone over the heads of any viewers who don't remember seeing Temuera Morrison's face all over the prequel trilogy isn't the greatest hook for a spinoff.

A Boba Fett series would have some stiff competition among Star Wars TV shows. After all, the long-awaited Obi-Wan-centric series starts production in 2021, and the Rogue One prequel series centering on Cassian Andor is likely the next live-action Star Wars TV show that will be ready for release on Disney+, and both of those have ties to the larger Star Wars saga.

As somebody who wanted Boba Fett to stay dead after his seeming demise at the end of Return of the Jedi, I would personally be interested in his escape from the Sarlacc Pit, but nothing is confirmed one way or the other at this point.

If Boba Fett does get his own Mandalorian spinoff, then he'll be the second Star Wars character whose rumored spinoff movie was ultimately changed into a Disney+ show. The Obi-Wan movie never happened and now a show is on the way starring the actor from the films, and now the same could well be true with Boba Fett. We'll have to wait and see, and hope for answers from Disney.

For now, Star Wars fans can catch new episodes of The Mandalorian streaming on Disney+, which may or may not feature more of Boba Fett in Season 2. This season is rumored to pack in more familiar faces, including Ahsoka Tano with Rosario Dawson bringing her to live-action and Bo-Katan Kryze to be played by Clone Wars voice actress Katee Sackhoff., so be sure to tune in! For more viewing options, be sure to check out our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule.

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