Showrunner, director, and executive producer Robert Rodriguez recently shared new details about The Book of Boba Fett, promising that “every episode has big surprises” (via The Hollywood Reporter). Lucasfilm’s limited series spin-off of The Mandalorian, debuting December 29 exclusively on Disney+, stars Temuera Morrison reprising his role as the titular character.
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While teasing surprises for each episode, the filmmaker told that outlet that “things turn up you don’t expect, you see things we couldn’t believe we got to do.”
Rodriguez also revealed that the teaser trailers for The Book of Boba Fett have only revealed footage from the seven-episode season’s opening minutes: “We can’t use the second half of the first episode because it gives so much away,” he explains.
Additionally, Rodriguez, a longtime fan of Star Wars, shared that he “can’t even say this is a dream come true because I wouldn’t have even thought to dream this.”
“I usually avoid premier properties — you’ll never be able to please everybody, it’s a losing game,” he continued. “I’d rather go do something I’ve created so nobody can say, ‘Hey, that’s wrong because …’ I created it, so it can be anything I want it to be. I love that freedom. That changed with Boba because he was a character that was always underserved. It was a character way more popular than he should have been, based on [his limited screen time]. So it’s almost like starting with an original character. You can kind of do anything you want, so long as you make him cool and don’t make him a buffoon.”
According to the spin-off’s official synopsis, “The Book of Boba Fett finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.”
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The series also stars Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand along with Jennifer Beals. The spin-off is directed by Rodriguez, Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Steph Green, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Kevin Tancharoen. The Book of Boba Fett is produced by John Bartnicki and executive produced by Favreau, Filoni, Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.