Disney+ Sets New 'Mandalorian' Spinoff
[This story contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season two finale.]
On Dec. 10, Disney revealed that there will be ten Star Wars series on Disney+ over the next few years. Two new titles revealed during an investor day presentation were Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, centering on Rosario Dawson's fan-favorite character. Both will take place within the timeline of The Mandalorian and are from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
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Now, the final moments of The Mandalorian season two have revealed another series. (Final warning for spoilers.)
The Book of Boba Fett will launch in December 2021, and star Temuera Morrison as the fan-favorite character, with the final moments of the episode suggesting Ming-Na wen's Fennec Shand has a role to play as well. The news comes one day after the death of Jeremy Bulloch, the British actor who played the character in the original trilogy.
It's quite a twist of fate for Fett, who was believed to have been killed in 1983's Return of the Jedi. Morrison played Boba Fett's father, Jango Fett, in the prequel Attack of the Clones in 2002.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy previously said the next chapter of The Mandalorian would debut Christmas 2021, and many assumed that meant season three of The Mandalorian. However, with this announcement, it's now unclear if Boba Fett is that new chapter, or if the third season of Mandalorian will also bow in December.
Other Star Wars series in the works from the streaming service include a limited Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, a Rogue One prequel Andor starring Diego Luna, and Leslye Headland's The Acolyte, described as a mystery thriller set in the final days of the High Republic era.
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