The most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy prepares to take over the crime syndicates led by Jabba The Hutt. He will do it in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, a new original series which will premiere on December 29 on Disney +. The fiction is set around the same time as The Mandalorian, a post-imperial era after Return of the Jedi. In an interview with Empire, Jon Favreau has spoken about the role of the character in the series.
“There is a power vacuum because Jabba is dead. Jabba was clearly a strong and imposing leader, which the people were very afraid of and who seemed to rule with an iron fist ”, recalled Favreau. “You put something like that outside of the Tatooine ecosystem and the Hutt terrain in general and you have the opportunity” to immerse yourself “in the gangster genre.”
As a bounty hunter, Boba Fett is infallible, but this character has always done work for his employers, so now he has to change his jacket and become the boss, in the person who controls everything.
“Although Boba Fett is a very experienced bounty hunter, he does not have the experience to run a criminal syndicate or manage the troops,” said the creator of The Mandalorian. “He’s not normally a rookie, we see him as an expert in most fields. But in this case, is trying to move to another position”.
His most violent face
Robert Rodriguez, who directed one of the Boba Fett episodes in the second season of The Mandalorian, is also one of the creative faces of this new series. The filmmaker has made it clear that diplomacy will not be Fett’s only avenue, something that fits perfectly with the character’s tough nature. “We will see much more of his true character this season. We will also contemplate him when he activates his ‘barbarian mode’ ”, he anticipates.
In addition to The Book of Boba Fett, Lucasfilm works on series like Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Andor or Star Wars: The AcolyteNot to mention the third season of The Mandalorian and the second of the animated series La Remesa Mala.
Source | Empire