Disney + has released the trailer to the “Book of Boba Fett” which centers around the titular bounty hunter who has taken over Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire at the end of “The Mandalorian” Season 2.
The trailer teases the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter getting down to business in the underworld. In the trailer, we see Boba Fett (Portrayed by Tamuera Morrison), clad in his Mandalorian beskar armor, walking through what looks to be a local Tatooine town (probably Mos Eisley) with his partner Fennec Shand (Portrayed by Ming-Na Wen).
The trailer reveals that Boba has his work cut out for him as he narrates on “not being a bounty hunter” while talking to an alien who “heard otherwise.” When the alien brings up that Fett is sitting on “the throne of his former employer,” the now new crime lord tells the alien that he “intends on ruling with respect” as opposed to “ruling with fear” as Jabba did.
The “Book of Boba Fett” is not the first time that we visit the underworld in the Star Wars Universe. The pre-Disney universe story of “Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire” gives us a glimpse of the underworld through the eyes of the Star Wars heroes who are introducedPrince Zizor, the Falleen prince and ruler of the criminal organization Black Sun.
We also are re-introduced to the underworld through the Star Wars Disney canon with the Han Solo-focused “Solo: A Star Wars Story, which stars Alden Enhrenreich as the Corellian smuggler-turned Rebel Alliance hero. In addition to “Solo” we are once again taken for a ride to the underworld through the “War of the Bounty Hunters” comic book arc in which Qi’ra, the ex-girlfriend of Han Solo (portrayed by Emilia Clarke) pulls the strings as she used the carbonite frozen form of Solo to pit every organization in the galaxy against one another. And her story is far from over as it will be continued to be told in “Star Wars: Crimson Reign.”
I feel that the “Book of Boba Fett” is not only going to give us a front row seat to the criminal underworld. It is going to amplify the experience. It is clear that Boba laid out his vision to make everyone who was in line to cooperate with each other rather than feud with each other by narrating that “cooperation could help make us all rich.” Fennec is also a part of his business plan to help him with his mission.
In addition to seeing several images of Jabba’s Palace situated in the Tatooine desert, we also see images of the Star Wars criminal underworld which looks glamorous on the outside. We see crime lords and others involved in their activities with all their splendor. We also see the ugliness behind the criminal underworld which would seem to be another day in the office for our favorite bounty hunter. And Boba doesn’t seem to be bothered by anyone questioning his authority as he tells one naysayer: “Please…speak freely.”
While the “Book of Boba Fett” is a continuation of the story of the “Mandalorian” saga, it is a very different story from that of Din Djarin. While the “Mandalorian” is a father and son story about a lone gunman looking after a foundling with amazing powers (The Force), the “Book of Boba Fett” is going to be about a man on a mission for respect and to cement his legacy in the galaxy by taking over a criminal empire that once belonged to his boss and getting everyone line.
“The Book of Boba Fett” is set to premiere on the Disney + streaming service on December 29.