Fans were elated to see Boba Fett return to the Star Wars universe in Season 2 of Disney‘s The Mandalorian. We were the first to break the news of a Boba Fett solo Disney+ series. And now we’re the first to break two Star Wars characters returning in the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett, as well as some plot details.
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The Book of Boba Fett Plot Details
Last we saw Boba Fett, he helped Mando get Baby Yoda aka Grogu to Luke Skywalker, to train with the Jedi and learn the ways of the force. Then, Boba and Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec, went back to Tatooine, to take over Jabba’s Palace and claim his throne.
The Book of Boba Fett series, while a spin-off of The Mandalorian, was expected to show us what happened to Boba Fett prior to the series, and where he’d be off to next. Well, we’ve learned that while the show will in fact start with that fateful Sarlacc pit and Boba’s escape. The spin-off series will quickly turn back into season 2.5 of The Mandalorian. So much so, that two fan-favorite characters will be returning.
Returning Star Wars Characters
Our sources within Lucasfilm have confirmed that Din Djarin will be a part of The Book of Boba Fett and that Grogu will also appear.
It seems both the characters inside the show, as well as the powers that be at Disney know how important Mando and Baby Yoda are. They were reportedly worried about letting Boba do his own thing for too long.
Both Pedro Pascal and Baby Yoda were on set for multiple episodes at the end of the series, and we’re told it wasn’t just for some flashback scenes. The Book of Boba Fett will answer where Grogu went, and share some of his Jedi training.
As cool as those scenes could be, I’m just surprised to hear that they’re bringing Grogu back so soon from his Luke Skywalker training. However, we don’t know if he goes back for more training later. The separation from Grogu at the end of Season 2 set up such a well-earned emotional moment for Mando. I expected Favreau to keep them apart for a season or two at least, to truly earn the return of a more powerful Baby Yoda. But one can’t deny the global love of that character, and Disney’s even greater love of selling more merchandise.
What do you make of this reveal? Does bringing Mando and Grogu back so soon get you more or less excited for The Book of Boba Fett?