Another year, another season of The Mandalorian done. Season 2’s action and surprise–packed finale was greater than many followers might have hoped for, and but the extremely acclaimed sequence managed to pack in an excellent larger twist in a post-credit scene that will affect the way forward for the complete present.
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Okay, now that we’re all on the identical web page it is time for the discourse. Within the post-credit scene, Boba Fett returns to Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine along with his new companion Fennec Shand and blasts the crap out of everybody in there (together with authentic trilogy character Bib Fortuna, who apparently took over Jabba’s operation after Leia dispatched the massive slug in Return of the Jedi). With everybody gone, Boba takes a seat on Jabba’s throne and Fennec grabs a bottle of spotchka. Simply because the revelation that Boba and Fennec are the brand new crime lords of Tatooine sinks in, The Mandalorian twists once more by closing the season with a title card: The Ebook of Boba Fett.
The Ebook of Boba Fett might imply two issues: Boba Fett is getting a derivative present on Disney+ or the following season of The Mandalorian will observe Boba’s story as an alternative of Din Djarin’s. At this level, it appears extra probably that the latter is true for just a few causes.
The primary of those is that the Disney investor name earlier this week introduced a whole slate of new Star Wars shows and did not point out something about Boba getting a present. Mentioning a Boba Fett present within the presentation would not actually have ruined the shock of The Mandalorian‘s post-credit scene, so there would not look like an excellent motive to carry that reveal till now.
As for the opposite idea, recall that the episode titles for The Mandalorian‘s first two seasons have at all times been “chapters.” This finale was chapter 16 and had a satisfying ending for the story of Grogu and Din (although Din has much more to fret about after he by chance claimed ownership of the Darksaber/rule of Mandalore within the finale, whoops). Passing the baton to Boba Fett as THE Mandalorian of The Mandalorian is smart as a method of transferring on that also permits room for Din, Bo Katan, and different characters to look in Season 3.
Beginning over in Season 3 as Chapter 1 of The Ebook of Boba Fett additionally is smart narratively. The Mandalorian Season 2 opened with another person sporting Boba’s legendary inexperienced armor and teased actor Temuera Morrison within the last moments of the premiere. By the point he confirmed up later within the season, followers had been anxious for one more have a look at the character and Boba delivered on his abject awesomeness a number of occasions within the last three episodes. We might learn this as The Mandalorian seeding curiosity in Boba for the complete season whereas ready to ship the final word payoff within the finale.
When The Mandalorian re-introduced Boba Fett performed by Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison, the present appeared to deliberately withhold solutions to the fandom’s larger questions in regards to the character. How did Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc, for instance, and what was he as much as within the years between Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian Season 2? No matter his earlier motives had been, he discarded them in favor of serving to Din reunite with Grogu, however focusing the following season on Boba could lastly reply a few of these burning queries.
If The Mandalorian Season 3 is the Ebook of Boba Fett, nevertheless, it does open the door to later season beings the books of different Mandalorians. With Din successful the Darksaber and changing into de facto ruler of Mandalore, maybe The Ebook of A Very Pissed Off Bo-Katan is deliberate for Season 4?
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