6 Things I Want to See in The Book of Boba Fett
Merry Christmas week, everybody! This year we received the greatest present of all time: the announcement, at long last, of the Boba Fett TV series! A Boba Fett movie has been in the works for as long as Disney has owned Stat Wars. But after false starts and failed projects, we finally have the official announcement of The Book of Boba Fett for next December!
Once upon a time, I used to do Christmas-themed lists the week of Christmas. I did one about snowmen, one about reindeer, one about Santa in comics…but I ran out of Christmas things to make lists about. So now I feel like doing a nice, simple list where I talk about all the exciting things I want to see in the Boba Fett TV show! That sounds like a fun Christmas activity. And a year from now, when the show kicks off, we can all look back on this list to see if I got anything right!
I am not ashamed of blatant fan service, especially not when it comes to my personal Lists of Six about Star Wars things. And I promise not to put Wraith Squadron on this one. So join me after the jump for my hopes and dreams for The Book of Boba Fett!
6. Victory over the Sarlacc
Remember the TV show Sherlock on the BBC? I loved that show, even up to the end. So sue me. But I don’t think we ever found out how Sherlock survived faking his death at the end of season 2. Did we? I think the showrunners just joked about it…well the Book of Boba Fett showrunners should not just joke about his survival from the Sarlacc Pit. We all want to know how Boba climbed out of that beast and lost his armor. We’ve all been waiting literal decades for an official, in-canon explanation. Let’s see it in flashback!
5. The other old bounty hunters
This is another given. When Boba Fett first graced our screens, he was joined by other legends like Bossk, Dengar, IG-88 and those other guys. Zuckus, maybe? Whoever the dumber ones were, all of them should be fair game for return appearances in The Book of Boba Fett. It would be the height of fan service, I’ll grant you. But don’t we all want to see the returned Boba Fett take on Bossk? It reeks of desperation, but man, come on. I’m not made of stone! Let’s have Boba Fett storm into the Bounty Hunters Guild and smack down Bossk! While Dengar watches!
4. New finalized costume
When Boba Fett put on his armor in The Mandalorian, including a spiffy new paint job (which I love!), he basically just put it on over the black robe he had been wearing on Tatooine. It was a fine look, and quite different from his original look. I hope the new show gives him an even newer look! I didn’t particularly care for the armor-over-robe ensemble, so I’d like to see something new. Some kind of cross between the two outfits, perhaps.
3. People recognize him
One thing that bugged me about Boba Fett in The Mandalorian is that nobody recognized him or his ship. He was supposed to be the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, and he encountered the sorts of people who should know that much. I expected maybe Migs Mayfield or some of those Imperial officials to recognize either him or his fabled ship, Slave 1. The Mandalorian ladies recognized him, but they only did so as the cloned son of Jango Fett. I would like for Boba Fett’s reputation to precede him!
2. Fennec Shand subplots/back story
I’m really digging the new character of Fennec Shand. She’s played by Ming-Na Wen, which is already great. And she fits nicely into Boba’s sidekick role. She’s also going to show up in The Bad Batch cartoon, so Disney clearly has plans for her. I’m hoping The Book of Boba Fett is her chance to really shine and expand as a character. Who is she? What are her own interests? Her own motivations? There is a lot of room to grow and I hope she gets it.
1. Baby Jar Jar
Boba Fett needs to encounter an infant Gungan and go on a quest to return it to its people. Together they will grow and bond over the course of the Book, and will take the nation by storm. And that’s that!
Or if not that, then…I dunno…a Han Solo cameo? Maybe a face-off with Chewbacca? There’s a new actor in that role, so they won’t need creepy de-aging technology. Boba Fett vs. Chewbacca!
Or maybe…Baby Chewbacca!