THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT'S
NEW STAR WARS EASTER EGGS
By John Saavedra
Boba Fett and Fennec Shand return to take over Jabba the Hutt’s territory in The Book of Boba Fett.
The Mandalorian season 2 ended on two major Star Wars cliffhangers. One of them will be addressed in The Book of Boba Fett.
As the first trailer reveals, now that they’ve taken over Jabba’s Palace, Boba and Fennec can focus on consolidating their power and growing their new criminal empire.
Along the way, the new trailer for the series treats us to quite a few clues as to what the show is about, as well as some major Star Wars easter eggs.
For example, it opens with a Return of the Jedi deep cut: a B’omarr monk walking through the desert. They were the original owners of Jabba’s Palace before the criminals moved in.
There are plenty of other alien races featured in the trailer, including an Ithorian crime lord who doesn’t quite believe Boba has left bounty hunting behind for good during their tense meeting.
At one point in the trailer, Boba and Fennec need to make sure Jabba’s former captains fall in line. Among the aliens showcased are Aqualish, Trandoshans, and Klatoonians.
You’ll also spot Twi’leks, Gamorreans, and Tusken Raiders. The show seems very diverse in terms of the different species featured, with several used for more than just world-building backdrops.
The trailer also reminds us that Boba has his ship back and that he’ll be flying it throughout the series. Will we finally learn the ship’s new name after Disney quietly retired its old one?
By far the most interesting thing about the trailer is how it further separates Disney canon Boba from Legends canon Boba, who had no interest in becoming a crime lord.
Legends Boba escaped the sarlacc pit and went right back to bounty hunting for a few decades before eventually becoming the new leader of the Mandalorian people!
But Disney Boba is done working for bigger fish (or Hutts, in this case). He and Fennec want all that power for themselves.
We’ll find out if our two favorite galactic scum can pull it off when The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Dec. 29 on Disney+.