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The Book of Boba Fett
« on: August 16, 2021, 09:44 AM »
How did we not start a thread on this earlier !?!

Do we know anything about the plot of this?  I haven't read anything, and want to avoid spoilers, so if you do know some details, please flag them with spoilers.

Since I'm in the dark, I thought I would wildly speculate and see what you guys are thinking.

First off, I was thinking a bit about this this other day and the weird title.  What is "The Book" referring to? 

Does he have a book with a hit list in it, with Bib Fortuna at the top of it?  Is he going to go around settling old grudges? 

Is "the book" an actual book that contains some kind of special knowledge in it?  A treasure map?  Sensitive information?  Kamino cloning secrets?

Or is "the book" simply meant to be "the story" of Boba Fett?

What do you guys think?

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 10:25 AM »
All I know, and all I want to know, is that the show starts in December.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 10:57 AM »
I know nothing, either.

Tem Morrisson mentioned in an interview lasty year something about the time between ROTJ and Mandalorian, so my speculation is that this will be a flashback-heavy series dealing with things like his Sarlacc escape and his nomad years on Tatooine, if not even things prior to ESB. Just judging by the fact that Lucasfilm and Marvel have been doing a sort of Shadows of the Empire reboot all year with the Bounty Hunter chase from Cloud City to Jabba's Palace, I doubt those things will be touched upon much in the show (though they could use it to bring a spoilery actor who was written into the story this time around.)

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 11:18 AM »
I know nothing, either.

Tem Morrisson mentioned in an interview lasty year something about the time between ROTJ and Mandalorian, so my speculation is that this will be a flashback-heavy series dealing with things like his Sarlacc escape and his nomad years on Tatooine, if not even things prior to ESB. Just judging by the fact that Lucasfilm and Marvel have been doing a sort of Shadows of the Empire reboot all year with the Bounty Hunter chase from Cloud City to Jabba's Palace, I doubt those things will be touched upon much in the show (though they could use it to bring a spoilery actor who was written into the story this time around.)

If they do flashbacks, I hope they've got a larger story that ties everything together.    I'm not sure I want to see all the details of Boba's earlier adventures unless they all tie together in a coherent plot.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2021, 11:34 AM »
The whole title "The Book of Boba Fett" made me think that the story would largely be about how did Boba Fett eventually wind up on that throne at the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian.  I think the big question might be just how far back might things go?

Recently I was thinking this - could this show be a way to bring some of the stories for the canceled Star Wars - 1313 game and the Star Wars Underworld series to light?  One thing that Star Wars creators have not been shy about in the post GL era is mining past material for new projects - Ralph McQuarrie concept art being revisited in numerous ways, the concept of the Temple of the Whills in Rogue One, Mimban (location from Splinter of the Mind's Eye), the Bendu, etc.  So why not mine something that George Lucas had his hands in like 1313 and Underworld?  Some reports indicated that 40+ scripts for Underworld were written before the project was shelved.  I think the possibility of this happening could be rather high, as Kathleen Kennedy said in 2015 that material for both the game and the show might be developed further for future projects.

I think that the events between ROTJ and The Mandalorian seem almost obvious for this series.  And I recall seeing some passing comments lately that some big OT actors might come into play in future projects.  This show seems like it could be one of those, and that sort of thing seems to be on the table after seeing the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.  Lucasfilm seems to be taking the possibility of incorporating legacy characters into new shows very seriously, and I saw another news item that said LFL has hired a person who has made some absolutely amazing deepfake videos of Star Wars material - they did improved versions of Tarkin and Leia in Rogue One, and a better version of Luke in The Mandalorian.

To me so much could be on the table for this show.  I don't think we're going to have a clue about where this Boba Fett series goes until we see a trailer.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 12:54 PM »
I think seeing the escape from the Sarlaac, the loss of his armor and why it took him so long to get it back (we're talking a 6 year gap in time from ROTJ to season 2 of the Mandalorian) should be answered by this series.

Should be a fun ride.....I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2021, 05:25 PM »
It's a show about Boba's favorite book, "The Lord of the Darksaber"... because, you know, one darksaber to rule them all.

I have no idea what's going to happen, but I'm excited to find out.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2021, 10:08 AM »
It's a show about Boba's favorite book, "The Lord of the Darksaber"... because, you know, one darksaber to rule them all.

Is it wrong that I'd still watch that?
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