Yesterday, Disney and Lucasfilm released the first look trailer for the next live-action Star Wars show, The Book of Boba Fett. The former bounty hunter has hung up his spurs for a more ambitious adventure, taking over Jabba’s criminal syndicate. A rather large feat given all the criminal scum of the Star Wars underworld looking to bump him off and take his position.
Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) have been the only two cast members identified officially for The Book of Boba Fett, until now as a new actress has been spotted in the footage.
One of the more striking shots was one with two Twi’lek women and it’s been confirmed that actress Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The Book of Eli) is playing one of them.
I’m curious how many other 80s icons are part of the series, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Its directing team is expected to include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Bryce Dallas-Howard, and Sam Hargrave.
The new series will debut on December 29 on Disney+ and will continue into 2022.
Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and season three of The Mandalorian are other Star Wars shows that are expected to be released next year, giving fans a heap of content ahead of the next film, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron being released in 20223.
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. “The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.