Since The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode (“Chapter 16: The Rescue”) — which featured the shocking return of Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill) — over a year ago, Star Wars fans have been anxiously awaiting a new live-action series.
Although there have been two animated series — Clone Wars spinoff Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Star Wars Visions — added to the Star Wars franchise, it’s Mandalorian spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett that has fans truly excited.
The “next chapter” in Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s “Mando-Verse” is due to hit the Disney+ streaming service on December 29, 2021. Now, however, the red carpet premiere for the highly-anticipated Return of the Jedi-era series has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 surge that is sweeping the United States at this time.
Per an article about Lucasfilm and Disney+ executives’ decision:
“Out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing the Boba Fett fan event. It will be relocated to the 8th of February in celebration of the finale.”
Another recent report noted:
That event was scheduled to take place on Jan. 4, 2022 (several days after the show’s Dec. 29 Disney+ debut), with executive producers Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Book of Boba Fett star Ming-Na Wen all expected to attend.
Fans then saw Fett and his right-hand woman Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) in the Season 2 finale when he was depositing Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) to rescue Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”) from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and his Dark Trooper droids.
When the legendary Star Wars character reemerges in The Book of Boba Fett, fans are expecting cameos from a number of popular Star Wars characters, such as Grogu, Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn, Pascal’s Djarin, Timothy Olyphant’s Marshal Cobb Vanth, and, of course, a young Han Solo — CGI, of course — showrunner Rodriguez and creator Favreau have yet to confirm any details regarding special appearances by Star Wars fan-favorites.
What do you think about The Book of Boba Fett premiere event being canceled?