The last season of The Mandalorian ended with a huge tease for a Boba Fett series The Book of Boba Fett. We would later learn that it would begin airing on Disney+ sometime in December 2021 along with producers Robert Rodriguez, Dave Filoni, and Jon Favreau directing episodes. It would also star Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen back in their respective Star Wars roles.
It’s now been revealed by American Cinematographer that legendary director of photography Dean Cundey has shot multiple episodes of The Book of Boba Fett. The outlet recently revealing that Season 3 of The Mandalorian has already started production.
He recently completed episodes of the Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett.
Cundey’s fantastic run of credits includes Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, Big Trouble In Little China, Jurassic Park, Back To The Future Trilogy, Apollo 13, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, Casper, The Flintstones, and Road House.
We can only hope that Robert Rodriguez has been able to convince Kurt Russell to take a role in the Star Wars show.
Temuera Morrison spoke with Rotten Tomatoes not too long ago and gave us some teases about the upcoming series along with confirm Rodriguez (Planet Terror, Desperado, Alita: Battle Angel) returned to direct episodes.
“Well, we can’t say too much, but we’re going to see his past and where he’s been since The Empire Strikes Back. Somebody pointed out he’s been kind of stuck in this one place, and now’s the time to actually go back in time and check out his journey and find out more about him. They brought Robert back in to direct a few more. There’s some wonderful directors involved,” Morrison said.
Lucasfilm still hasn’t announced a full cast for The Book of Boba Fett, but we should expect a teaser trailer before the end of the fall.
The button scene saw Fett and Fennec Shand essentially take over Jabba’s Palace and potentially hints at the series could be taking place more in the criminal underworld than previous Star Wars projects. I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if ends up playing to the gangster elements that the franchise has always tipped-toed around even with something like Solo: A Star Wars Story.
SOURCE: AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER