Even if you’ve been living under a rock in a faraway galaxy, you’ve probably heard that a certain famous character has made a return to the Star Wars universe. It should also come as no surprise that with the success of The Mandalorian on Disney+ that a potential spinoff series may be in consideration. Back in May, we heard that Temuera Morrison could be making an appearance, which turned out to be true. According to the latest word from Giant Freakin Robot (via Deadline), consideration could be an understatement. Sources say production could begin as soon as next week.
Little is known about this possible project, but that shouldn’t come as a big surprise, as Disney has a reputation for keeping things under wraps. However, a few details are out there. We already have an entire episode with snippets alluding to what happened to Boba Fett after his last appearance in Return of the Jedi. Whether you’ve read any of the comics or books that have detailed his history, there’s plenty of content to draw from. Disney once stated it retconned much of the previous material, but it hasn’t stopped using some of it, as seen in the recent trilogy.
Ex-Disney CEO Bob Iger had hinted that The Mandalorian universe was being expanded back in February. Now that we have seen Temuera Morrison at the end of season two, it makes sense he’s an older Boba, since Boba is a clone of Jango. Giant Freakin Robot’s sources have told them the mini-series could be both a prequel and sequel. This also makes sense and would give writers plenty of material to work with. It is believed he’ll continue to be featured throughout parts of season two, and this new series will debut sometime thereafter. Season three of The Mandalorian is planned to begin production after that.