Showrunner Jon Favreau Explains Secrets From The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale
It was a Star Wars weekend after Chapter 16 of The Mandalorian hit Disney+ and left fans thrilled, relieved, and then worried about the future. After a curiously silent period from those in Lucasfilm, showrunner Jon Favreau began the press rounds starting with Disney’s own Good Morning America, and he explains and clarifies that stunning season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.
There were two major questions after that ending (three if you count a movie-magic question). And we get some answers. The first major question is what the deal was with the post-credits’ scene announced Book of Boba Fett. Thanks to one “leaker’s” reports, some folks were confused about whether or not this it would be season 3 of The Mandalorian or a spinoff of its own. The second burning question is about the fate of Grogu, and if the child formerly known as Baby Yoda will return. Finally, the move-magic question was about how they pulled off that surprise cameo at the end of the episode.
Outside of the massive Star Wars information dump on Disney Investor’s Day, Lucasfilm is notoriously tight-lipped about what new Star Wars things are coming. However, there is a lot of Star Wars projects coming our way. First we’ve got the High Republic series, a multimedia event that seems like will culminate in The Acolyte, a live-action Disney+ series from Leslye Headland. There is also The Bad Batch, Star Wars: A Droid Story and Star Wars Visions, two animated series. In live-action, we’re also getting Lando, Andor (the long-awaited Cassian Andor prequel), and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
However, The Book of Boba Fett will join Ranges of the New Republic and Ahsoka in the timeline of The Mandalorian.
Slight spoilers to follow
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Jon Favreau Talks Mark Hamill, Boba Fett, and The Mandalorian Season 3
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During the presentation, Lucasfilm Master Jedi Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the direct spinoffs of The Mandalorian would “culminate in a climactic story event.” Yet, what fans most focused on was that she said “the next chapter” would arrive Christmas of 2021. She said this over an image of Din Djarin (in the foreground) and Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in the background. Well, Jon Favreau explains that the next chapter after The Mandalorian season 2 finale will be the Boba Fett series. Speaking to Good Morning America, Favreau confirmed earlier reports that the Boba Fett show is currently filming, and the next installment of The Mandalorian will film immediately after with Din Djarin front-and-center. No word about Grogu’s return though!
So, this means that The Book of Boba Fett will be that next chapter we get in December, and fans will have to wait until the New Year (at least) to pick up with Din and, hopefully, Grogu. A press release from Lucasfilm confirms that Ming-Na Wen will star in the show as Shand, and Morrison will play Boba Fett. Also, the director of Boba Fett’s return episode, Robert Rodriguez, is involved with the show as well. It is not inconceivable that Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin will appear as well, since he and Fett are allies. Favreau also revealed that Dave Filoni, while attached to all of these series in some way, is writing Ahsoka currently. This means it will likely go into production well into next year. He also mentioned Rangers of the New Republic but gave no additional information about this series.
Finally, Favreau revealed that even though actor Max Lloyd-Jones doubled for Luke Skywalker in the finale, Mark Hamill was on set for his part of the performance. Surely, we’ll see more about that in the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian season 2.
The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney+ on December 21, 2021.
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