On Wednesday night, showrunner Jon Favreau revealed the official title and plot synopsis of his new Star wars television series heading to Disney’s upcoming streaming service. As we said before, the very first live-action Star wars The TV show will be tangentially tied to fan favorite Boba Fett as it follows a warrior from the same planet where the most overrated bounty hunter in history hails from. (Yes, we said that.)
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” Favreau said on Instagram. “The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the plight of a lone gunman in the far reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic….”
The series takes place seven years after the events of 1977 Star wars movie, New hope (for reference, Return of the Jedi takes place four years later) and taking into account everything that has happened with the Star wars properties, it is highly likely that Boba Fett, the most famous Mandalorian of all, will show up for the procedure.
The last time we saw the gangster in the cool costume, he was being devoured by the Sarlacc as a result of a jet-pack related snafu. But in the Extended Universe (which Disney pulled out of Canon), Boba escaped and enjoyed whole new adventures. He has also appeared frequently in the prequel animated series. The clone wars, aired on Cartoon Network and Netflix.
Lucasfilm was developing a standalone Boba Fett film starring James Mangold (Logan) probably attached to direct. But after the face-plant of Solo: A Star Wars Story, this idea would have been abandoned, which would open a window of opportunity for The Mandalorian. Considering Boba’s enduring popularity and Lucasfilm’s eagerness to use him in the past, it looks like it’ll only be a matter of time before he finally lands his moment in the limelight.
Disney’s streaming service, tentatively titled Disney Play, is slated to launch in 2019.