This Star Wars article contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett.
Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, and Din Djarin finally faced down the Pyke Syndicate and ruthless bounty hunter Cad Bane in The Book of Boba Fett finale. What began with very brief negotiations soon broke out into a full-blown battle in the streets of Mos Espa. There were Mandalorians zipping through the air with jetpacks, giant killer droids, a duel to the death, chase sequences, and even Grogu putting a rancor to sleep.
In the end, our heroes were victorious. With the Pyke leadership on Tatooine obliterated, the syndicate had no choice but to retreat, leaving their spice mining operation behind. We see in one of the final scenes of “In the Name of Honor” as the people of Mos Espa welcome and salute Boba and Fennec as their true leaders. If Boba’s claim to the title of “daimyo” was once in question, there’s no longer any doubt.
But is this the end of Boba and Fennec’s story? Are they getting an unexpected happy ending while the larger Star Wars story moves on elsewhere? Aside from future appearances on The Mandalorian, there don’t seem to be any plans to bring back these criminals with hearts of gold for another season of their spin-off show.
Indeed, Disney has not yet commented on the status of a potential The Book of Boba Fett season 2. That could mean the show won’t return, with Boba and Fennec being folded back into other series, or it could mean the House of Mouse is holding a season 2 announcement for a later date.
Either way, the rest of the 2022 Star Wars Disney+ slate seems set at this point. Obi-Wan Kenobi will release on May 25, with Andor, The Bad Batch season 2, and The Mandalorian season 2 filling out the rest of the year. Ahsoka and The Acolyte are rumored to film this year, which means you can probably expect to see them on the streaming service in 2023. Could The Book of Boba Fett season 2 follow?
There’s also the question of where the show could go next if it were to return for a second season. With the conflict with the Pykes finished, Boba and Fennec would need new villains to take on. The most likely enemy faction? The Hutt Cartel. Now that the Pykes are gone, could the Hutt Twins return and take another stab at getting their palace back?
It’s also possible Boba and Fennec will want to expand their empire beyond Tatooine, taking the fight to Nal Hutta and Hutt Space, the center of the criminal underworld in the galaxy far, far away. Certainly, fans of the old Legends continuity have waited decades to see hives of scum and villainy like the Hutt moon of Nar Shaddaa and the Mid Rim smuggler hub Ord Mantell. Since The Book of Boba Fett has been billed as a series meant to take a deeper drive into the criminal element of the Star Wars universe, there’s a unique opportunity to show us the other lawless corners outside of New Republic jurisdiction.
But until we hear anything official from Disney, you can check out the full schedule of upcoming Star Wars movies and TV series here.