Star Wars fans love the surprise appearance of a fan-favorite actor in today’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett. SPOILERS follow for The Book of Boba Fett‘s third episode, “Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa.” Today’s new episode of the latest Star Wars series on Disney+ sees Jabba the Hutt’s twin cousins making an assassination attempt on Boba Fett’s life. They send the fearsome Wookie bounty hunter Black Krrssantan to murder Boba Fett in his sleep. Things didn’t go as planned for the Wookie as Boba Fett’s growing crew of henchmen managed to stop Krrsantan and trap him in the pit that once housed Jabba the Hutt’s rancor.
The following day, the Hutts arrive at Boba Fett’s palace to apologize and call a truce. They tell Boba Fett they’re leaving Tatooine and offer him a gift to make up for the whole attempted assassination thing. That gift is a rancor calf, and with it comes a rancor trainer played by beloved actor Danny Trejo.
It shouldn’t be too surprising to see Trejo in The Book of Boba Fett. He’s appeared in many movies directed by the show’s creator, Robert Rodriguez (who also directed this episode), from Grindhouse to Spy Kids.
Still, fans were no less excited to see him. They’re sharing that excitement on social media. Keep reading to see a sample of what they’ve had to say. The Book of Boba Fett debuts new episodes Thursdays on Disney+.
Boba Fett learns his new Rancor Monster is depressed. He spends a few minutes smiling & mewing while he pets it like a puppy. Danny Trejo approves. pic.twitter.com/xDZl8Dtzvo
— Dataracer (@Dataracer117) January 12, 2022
They Got Him
damn they got Danny Trejo in Star Wars pic.twitter.com/GRlFc9yJEO
— J (@TheWongAsian) January 12, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett spoilers
Loved how they made Danny Trejo the new rancor keeper pic.twitter.com/sDks8VhQpj
— Cody | Star Wars Content (@codyfettt) January 12, 2022
Robert Rodriguez’s Signature
— cleo ? tbobf spoilers (@koteseeker) January 12, 2022
When He Shows Up
— So_Long_Gay_Bowser!?? (@MarioMedDiaz) January 12, 2022
Didn’t See That Coming
Ok Danny Trejo Bringing in a god damn Rancor was NOT in my prediction list for the show pic.twitter.com/IK383kSMi4
— Jynx Prado (@JynxPrado) January 12, 2022
— Ethan (@ThArkhamKnight) January 12, 2022
Danny Trejo in Star Wars
— Sharlye?? (@Sharlye42) January 12, 2022
— shazil | RT pinned ? (@skywalkerZIARA) January 12, 2022