The Book of Boba Fett premiered today, giving Star Wars fans their first new live-action story featuring the bounty hunter in years. The series, which takes place following Fett’s apparent death in Return of the Jedi, was teased as a shock ending of the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. Fans have long hoped for more live-action content from the fan-favorite character, who actually had relatively little screen time in the original Star Wars trilogy. The character, who debuted in the Star Wars Holiday Special, became a fan-favorite due to his cool design, and as a result has been featured in dozens of stories over the years in spite of a fairly minor role (and embarrassing end) in the original Star Wars trilogy.
You can see the official synopsis for the series below.
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
“The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.
You can see some of our favorite tweets responding to the series premiere below.
Oh no, I watched book of Boba Fett and now I’ve started a Star Wars marathon
— Hattie ? Raikiri ?no thoughts, only Arcane? (@raikiricosplay) December 29, 2021
Not impressed so far
I’m going to give it another episode or two but definitely not impressed so far with Book of Boba Fett. I just felt it was meh and then I saw who directed the episode and it all made sense
— Christina (@AIPChristina) December 29, 2021
Lives up to the hype
First episode of The Book of Boba Fett lives up to the hype. Well worth a watch ? pic.twitter.com/MZksqD6OST
— ?? Teal Trooper ?? (@DazDude40) December 29, 2021
The first episode of Book of Boba Fett was amazing! Wish the episodes were hour long though. ?
— Just a user (@justauser_a) December 29, 2021
Kind of a letdown
Book of Boba Fett episode one was kind of a letdown. Tried to include too much without any real character development. Felt like a bad storyteller rambling on and on. Hopefully second episode will be more focused.
— Comic Book NFT Guy (@ComicBookNFTguy) December 29, 2021
The first episode of The Book of Boba Fett absolutely freakin ruled. ?
— Joseph Moran BLM (@MrBadBit) December 29, 2021
Iron Maiden? Excellent!
Really enjoyed “the book of boba fett” episode one. “Stranger in a strange land” is also the name of a great Iron Maiden song
— M (@MarkRedbeliever) December 29, 2021