Of course, that’s not exactly right. After all, five years separate The Mandalorian season 2 from Return of the Jedi, meaning Boba either spent years trapped inside the sarlacc before finally escaping — or he cut his way out almost immediately and then spent the next few years wandering the desert. Either way, Star Wars is a franchise that likes to explain every single thing about its universe, so it’s pretty likely we’ll get the answers we’ve been looking for in The Book of Boba Fett.
One teaser has already shown Boba floating in a bacta tank, which could be part of a longer scene where the bounty hunter is recovering from his injuries after his tumble into the flesh-eating desert pit. There’s also a snippet that teases Boba recovering his old ship from Jabba’s palace with Fennec. These flashbacks are a no-brainer.
Cad Bane, Bossk, Dengar, and Other Bounty Hunters
The Book of Boba Fett has been described as a story that resembles classic gangster movies. In one trailer, we can see Boba Fett sitting at the head of a table full of criminals, a shot meant to evoke moments from The Godfather. But this is also a story specifically about the Star Wars underworld, which means it needs to include the biggest scum in the galaxy: the notorious bounty hunters who kill for credits.
While it’s true that Boba is the face of Star Wars bounty hunters, he’s definitely not the only one running around imprisoning people in carbonite. We met Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, of course, and we learned about even more in The Empire Strikes Back. Mercenaries like Bossk, Dengar, Cad Bane, Durge, and IG-88 have all become legends in their own right in the years since the Original and Prequel Trilogies. And it stands to reason some of them will have a few things to say about their former colleague becoming the galaxy’s foremost crime boss. This definitely feels like the right moment to bring these bad guys back to live-action.
Ord Mantell, Nar Shaddaa, and Hutt Space
More than a few fans online have wondered whether The Book of Boba Fett really plans to spend seven episodes on Tatooine in and around Jabba’s Palace. It’s certainly a possibility, especially in the age of Covid and social distancing. Productions are just smaller and more intimate these days for the cast and crew’s safety.
But it’s also not unreasonable to expect Boba and Fennec to go off-world at some point in the series. After all, space travel is a cornerstone of Star Wars, so our beloved anti-heroes could very well be set to explore other hives of scum and villainy. In fact, they’ll kind of need to if they hope to really bring Jabba’s old empire under their control. As fans of the Expanded Universe of books, comics, and games will tell you, Jabba’s organization doesn’t just stretch across Tatooine but a whole sector of the galaxy known as “Hutt Space” as well as other planets and moons outside of that.
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