While it can be argued that the “Star Wars” movies produced by Lucasfilm as a Disney subsidiary have a divisive reputation with the fandom, it can be agreed that the TV offerings, both animated and live-action, are phenomenally reviewed and positively received. The sole (for now) live-action “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, dropped plenty of crumbs on its second season regarding other shows in its vein; one of which, “The Book of Boba Fett,” is highly anticipated. While some of the main cast has been confirmed since last year, it is only quite recently that Lucasfilm has dropped names of people working behind-the-scenes.
The Daily Express UK tells us that some notable directors have been lined up to helm individual episodes of “The Book of Boba Fett,” another upcoming live-action series set in the “Star Wars” universe. Details were shared by the lead star, New Zealand Maori actor Temuera Morrison. They were apparently the only details Morrison was able to share to the public at the moment, given the supreme secrecy many “Star Wars” productions have been under. Then again, some of the names are barely surprising: Jon Favreau is obvious given his creation of “The Mandalorian,” where Boba officially came back following his alleged death in original movie “Return of the Jedi.”
Other directors named include Robert Rodriguez, Dave Filoni and Bryce Dallas Howard, all of whom have directed at least one episode of “The Mandalorian” across its two seasons. Rodriguez, Filoni and Favreau are even on board as executive producers for “The Book of Boba Fett,” which will follow the further adventures of the titular galactic bounty hunter now that he has reclaimed his father’s old armor, accompanied by mercenary and assassin Fennec Shand (“Agents of SHIELD” veteran Ming-Na Wen), fresh from helping out “The Mandalorian.”
Boba Fett is one of the most interesting “Star Wars” characters, first appearing in the “Star Wars Holiday Special” (1978) before chronologically appearing first in “The Empire Strikes Back.” His presumed death in the “Return of the Jedi” follow-up was initially changed into survival in the now-non-canon “Legends” book continuity. The character appears as a child in the prequel film “Attack of the Clones,” the clone son of bounty hunter Jango Fett as portrayed by Temuera Morrison, who essentially takes over the role of his grown-up son (re-dubbing his Original Trilogy lines and finally portraying him unmasked in “The Mandalorian”).
“The Book of Boba Fett” is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ streaming sometime in December this year. Another live-action “Star Wars” spinoff, “Andor,” is due to come out in 2022, with even more to come.
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