'The Book of Boba Fett Season 2': Release Date and Plot

The ending of 'The Book of Boba Fett' is certainly puzzling: What is Boba Fett and Fennec Shand going to do next?

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Is season 2 of The Book of Boba Fett planned? The answer is no. When it was announced, the series entered the mixed bag of Star Wars limited series, but without making it clear at any time if it was really a miniseries or if it would have developed beyond a first season, leaving fans of Star Wars will speculate and endure until the last moment glued to their screens. 

The only official thing was that it was going to have seven episodes and that it was not season 3 of The Mandalorian, although later it turned out that it was, albeit unofficially. If you look closely, the series has only served to bring Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda (who, like Peli Motto, have a hard time calling him Grogu) back together, neither more nor less. 

It has been a miniseries without possibilities. The character has shown that he cannot bear the weight of a series on his own and that he lives better as a secondary, if possible with a helmet (the scenes with and without a helmet are like night and day in this series), accompanied by Fennec Shand and, incredible as it may seem, on the back of rancor. 

And that we thought that season 3 of The Mandalorian was not going to resort to Baby Yoda again … although well, we did not think so of The Boba Fett book and he has not given up on him. At the end of episode 7 of The Book of Boba Fett is the most honest conversation in the entire series. "We're not cut out for this," says Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). 

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"So tell me who," Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) replies. Therein lies the key to whether or not there will be season 2 of The Boba Fett Book that has failed to solve its main problem since it began. The first sentence has many meanings. It can be read that we are not worth being the protagonists of our own series, as the previous seven episodes have shown (The Mandalorian characters had to rescue The Boba Fett book), which is the same as saying that we are not worth more than to be secondary as we have been drawn, so we better leave the field clear for The Mandalorian. 

Although it also refers directly to the plot: we're not good at this (to be mayor and consort), so we better go and let others become the new Little Sisters of Charity of Mos Espa (Boba and Fennec look at Krrasantan, yeah, but they're actually looking at Peter Punk's Lost Boys).

The latter brings us to "so-tell-me-who": the answer is again Mando and Grogu, but clearly not Boba Fett or Fennec Shand. Even the Rancor, which looked like it had been recovered to show us Boba Fett's connection to animals so fans could dream of mythosaurs and Mandalore. In the end, it was a vehicle to see Baby Yoda taming the Rancor, moving away from controversy. 

So see if this dialogue is important. Even more than the "you're getting softer with age" that Cad Bane releases to Boba Fett, who replies: "like everyone else." The limited series The Book of Boba Fett has shown the limitations of the new Star Wars approach on the Disney + streaming platform. 

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The logical thing in Boba Fett would have been to tell a riot of bounty hunter stories, not to build a bridge to The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, because for that, ahem, the two series are already there. That Fennec Shand phrase comes to say: the future of Boba Fett is not in Boba Fett season 2 but in The Mandalorian season 3. Neither more nor less.

The Boba Fett book has always been sold as a miniseries, so it is difficult for it to have a season 2, also taking into account the response it has had among viewers and that Disney has made it clear that the future of Star Wars on the platform streaming is The Mandalorian. The past is clearly going to be Obi-Wan and Andor. 

In the end, the firing of Gina Carano truncated Lucasfilm's plans by removing the New Republic Rangers from the grid has been a blessing. To do with that series what they've done with this one, it's best to put it on hold until Star Wars doesn't just depend on The Mandalorian. Something that has a lot to do with the limitations that Disney and Lucasfilm have imposed on themselves by resorting to CGI to keep the original actors. 

Sticking with Mark Hamill's 1983 Luke Skywalker is a limitation. Between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, there is a long list of stories that are worth telling about the original protagonists (especially Leia), which are limited to images and voices generated by computers.

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Is there any chance there will be a season 2 of 'The Book of Boba Fett'?

Let's see. If The Boba Fett Book becomes, in turn, a catch-all of side stories that help advance the plot of the most popular Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, it's possible, but it doesn't make much sense. It makes more sense to watch The Cobb Vanth Chronicles than a second season of The Boba Fett Book. 

By the same token, it makes more sense than Boba Fett's next step would be helping Mando in The Mandalorian season 3 and regaining her supporting character status. There would be a chance, of course, that Boba Fett might want to go back to being a bounty hunter, forming a comic-criminal duo with Fennec Shand, and showing us the world of post-Empire bounty hunters, but it doesn't look like the shots will go there.

All the theories from the end of the series that pointed to the appearance of Bossk have gone down the drain. The expectation of many hardcore fans of the Star Wars Universe to see on the screen an adaptation of the comic series The War of the Bounty Hunters, which showed what happened to Boba Fett when he took Han Solo until he handed him over to Jabba, the Hutt, has been completely erased. 

And perhaps it is the main problem that the series has had: the excess of expectations for many spectators who consume Star Wars products by land, sea, and air. Without waiting for Q'ira (Emilia Clarke) and the Crimson Dawn, we might have been infinitely better off.

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