The Walt Disney Company has been vocal about wanting to continue to expand the Star Wars offerings on Disney+, due largely to the success of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s breakout hit, The Mandalorian.
Rumors of Mandalorian spinoffs have abounded and we now have confirmation that a prequel series is officially in the works! As per The Direct:
…Lucasfilm is casting two additional supporting roles for The Mandalorian’s prequel spinoff series on Disney+. The parts, featured below, are presented with codenames and descriptions.
First up is KELTON, who appears to be filling an action-oriented role.
23 to 27 years old, all ethnicities male. British. Athletic. Fit. Strong-willed and confident, bordering on arrogant. Witchy. SUPPORTING
The other character is LACEY, who will be holding a questionable leadership position.
23 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. Preppy. Strong build. Leader. Will do anything to accomplish her goals, including lying to her own team. SUPPORTING
While we don’t know for sure which series this will be — our money is on the reported Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison) prequel that has been all but confirmed — it is certainly intriguing that casting has actually begun. This means that production isn’t likely to be far behind as long as the pandemic doesn’t cause any additional delays for Disney+ series development.
It’s worth noting that both of these characters are listed as “supporting.” Since the show in question is a Mandalorian spinoff, it’s almost 100% certain that we’ve already met the main character, whether it ends up being Fett or someone else, like Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson).
Since there’s very little likelihood of Fett making it out of Season 2 of The Mandalorian alive, the odds are still in favor of this prequel exploring the bounty hunter’s story between Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) — how did he make it out of that Sarlacc pit alive? — and the events of The Mandalorian, approximately five years after Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi (1983).
What do you think? Is this the Boba Fett prequel we’ve been waiting for?