Disney’s latest live-action spinoff series from the “Star Wars” universe hit the ether today (Dec. 29), with the first episode of the limited series focusing on seemingly the galaxy’s most famous mercenary, Boba Fett.
First presented in the now-infamous “Star Wars Holiday Special” — a two-hour-long holiday-themed TV special that aired in1978 — Fett rose to acclaim later his appearance in “The Empire Strikes Back,” where he was depicted by Jeremy Bulloch (with an uncredited double by John Morton, who unexpectedly played Luke’s gunner, Dak).
Following the release of Episode V in 1981, Fett immediately became a fan favorite with a wide range of side stories springing up in the main extended universe that existed at the time, the official “The Empire Strikes Back Weekly” comic produced by Marvel in the UK.
Later he showed up indeed and was evidently killed “Return of the Jedi” in 1983, Fett’s notoriety developed again and he showed up in somewhere around one story in the official comic. At this point his notoriety was solidly established and he was added digitally into the 1997 Special Edition of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” After that, his story was extended to incorporate his dad, Jango, in the prequels and a youthful Boba showed up in the animated series “The Clone Wars.” And the rest is … indeed, history.
Furthermore now, later the runaway accomplishment of “The Mandalorian,” both Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have decided to consolidate the account of this notable bounty hunter into the story of one more mercenary from Mandalore, Din Djarin.
The first episode of “The Book of Boba Fett” is streaming on Disney+ at the present time and there will be eight episodes, with a new installment dropping every week. Each episode of Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Mandalorian” are additionally accessible to stream on Disney+.