Despite his limited screen time and quick demise in the original trilogy, Boba Fett quickly became a fan-favorite character among Star Wars fans. The bounty hunter’s stoic yet intimidating character and effortlessly cool design have led him to become one of the more marketable Star Wars characters, and his popularity has never waned as the franchise has continued to expand. Now, the character is set for his highest-profile appearance yet as the star of his own Disney+ series, The Book of Boba Fett, which was first teased as an end-credit sequence following the season two finale of The Mandalorian and has now finally released its first trailer.
The trailer follows Boba Fett, played again by Temuera Morrison, and his mercenary sidekick, Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), as they return to the sandy world of Tatooine. We watch an aged and mostly unmasked Boba Fett navigate the seedy underbelly of Tatooine as he and Fennec fight to claim the territory that Fett’s former client Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate once controlled. From a narrative perspective, the trailer is quick-moving, action-packed, and shows off a more patient and, dare we say, gentler side of the faux-Mandalorian. Of course, the trailer shows plenty of brutal action from Boba Fett, but the real highlight in the teaser isn’t the character’s combat prowess, it is his diplomatic approach to Jabba’s former captains in a call for unification. Rather than relying on fear-mongering tactics like the late Jabba, Boba Fett explicitly states that he and the other captains can avoid senseless bloodshed and create an empire by working together.
Fans will have to wait and see to find out whether or not Boba Fett achieves this goal, but regardless of the outcome, it is apparent that Disney is exploring the complex character of the fan-favorite through The Book of Boba Fett. Fans can watch the series exclusively on Disney+ starting December 29.