Once more to the galactic underworld with Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett

(image courtesy Flickering Myth)

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The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, 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. Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), with Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson executive producing. (synopsis courtesy Flickering Myth)

We may only currently have a newly-released poster and a synopsis to warm our anticipatory souls but it’s safe to say that after Boba Fett in action during The Mandalorian season 2 that we are in for dramatically good storytelling when The Book of Boba Fett makes its debut later this year.

Brought to nuanced, evocative life by Temuera Morrison, Boba Fett is perhaps best known as the bounty hunter who tracked down and claimed Han Solo’s and the substantial bounty that came with him in The Empire Strikes Back – he was voiced then by Jason Wingreen who wasn’t credited until 2000 – and who clearly had no qualms about who he worked for as long as there was payment involved.

In The Mandalorian, he is a changed man and it’s likely that this is the iteration of the character we will see when the show kicks off.

Given the layered grittiness of the Star Wars galaxy, the storytelling is likely to be every bit as engaging as the show from which it spun, taking us further into a galaxy that might be a long time ago and far away but which continues to delight and surprise with every new show and movie that comes along.

Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney+ on 29 December.

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