It is time for some very ominous Star Wars music. The new trailer for The Book of Boba Fett finally gives us a good look at the Mandalorian spinoff, which follows directly from the post-credits scene in The Mandalorian‘s season two finale. Boba Fett has taken Jabba’s old palace. Now what?
“Jabba ruled with fear. I intended to rule with respect,” Boba Fett says, but this trailer make it clear that it’s going to take more than that. The Star Wars universe has always had a criminal underworld, one we’ve glimpsed through Han Solo’s smuggling, Qi’ra’s backstory (and comic-book future), and Darth Maul’s turn as leader of the Crimson Dawn syndicate. And this trailer suggests a story that stays focused in that world, as Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (the incomparable Ming-Na Wen) work to establish themselves on Tatooine through respect. And also violence.
It’s going to be more than a little interesting to see who shows up to challenge the former bounty hunter’s rule, and to see how this onetime clone child makes his way as a leader. We’re still in the post-Return of the Jedi landscape, where the galaxy is sorting itself out after the fall of the Empire. Will other Mandalorians show up? Other contenders for Jabba’s throne? Other characters from the novels set in that time period? Am I putting too much thought into this? Maybe.
Anyway, we’ll find out when The Book of Boba Fett premieres December 29th on Disney+.