Jon Favreau was recently asked about whether or not Boba Fett could show up in The Mandalorian, his Star Wars TV series, and the answer seems to be a firm “No.” for the first season.
While speaking on Good Morning America, Jon Favreau took a moment to clarify that Boba Fett is not a character that we’ll be running into in the first season of The Mandalorian, although it doesn’t seem like he’s saying that the title character and Boba Fett will never cross paths. Right now, the intent seems to be all about fleshing out the Star Wars universe in the long time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, which has largely been unexplored:
“Boba Fett is not one of the all-new original characters [appearing in the first season]… There’s a 30-year stretch of story time that hasn’t been explored at all, except in the extended universe.”
While Boba Fett was one of the characters whose presence was ubiquitous prior to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, he’s been surprisingly absent from Star Wars canon material released since then. Lucasfilm have instead placed emphasis on introducing new bounty hunter characters across multiple eras, including Jon Favreau’s new, nameless protagonist in The Mandalorian – who, in many respects, resembles the kind of character that Boba Fett was before Attack of the Clones gave him a backstory as Jango Fett’s genetic clone and son. While Boba Fett’s story officially ends with him being knocked into the mouth of a hungry Sarlaac, there are hints in-universe that he survived, with his damaged (but still functional) armor apparently being recovered by Jawa scavengers outside of the creature’s maw.
Franchise creator George Lucas has also confirm that Boba Fett managed to make it out, although this has yet to be seen in any story that Lucasfilm has created since he has retired from the company. Lucasfilm did have plans for a Boba Fett standalone film (which was to be directed by Chronicle‘s Josh Trank) for a time, but those plans have been scrapped in favor of developing Jon Favreau’s new series instead. But maybe Boba Fett could encounter the Mandalorian at some point in the show’s second season, which is already in development. If we see him, though, he will likely be wearing a new set of armor and may not fill out the same kind of role that many would expect him to.
Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian is set after Return of the Jedi will explore the Star Wars timeline between the original and sequel trilogies for the first time in live-action. Pedro Pascal stars as the titular character, along with Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. Here’s the official synopsis:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian will debut exclusively on Disney Plus, which is set to launch November 12 in the United States and some other regions. Disney Plus is $6.99 for a monthly subscription and $12.99 for a monthly subscription bundle that also includes ESPN Plus and Hulu.
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‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.