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Jon Favreau Shares 'Boba Fett' Spinoff Details

Robert Rodriguez, who helmed the big Boba Fett episode of 'The Mandalorian' this season, will serve as executive producer.

[This story contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season two.]

The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau shared a few more details about the big surprises in Dec. 18's season finale of the Star Wars series.

In a post-credits scene, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) enter Jaba's palace on Tatooine, with Fett taking the throne. Then, a title card reveals the surprise that a new series, The Book of Boba Fett, will debut Christmas 2021.

What was not revealed until Monday is that Robert Rodriguez, the Sin City filmmaker who directed this season's Fett-centric episode "The Tragedy," will serve as executive producer, along with Favreau and Mandalorian executive producer Dave Filoni. Favreau also confirmed during an interview on Good Morning America that The Book of Boba Fett is not replacing season three of The Mandalorian, which will unfurl after Fett and will center on the Mandalorian character audiences have grown to love.

Favreau also shared his jitters over keeping the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker a secret, likening it to keeping Baby Yoda a surprise in the season one premiere.

"Every piece of casting leaked. And we were so scared right up until it aired that our surprise cameo was going to leak too," said Favreau.

The Book of Boba Fett joins two other spinoffs set in the world of The Mandalorian, including Rangers of the New Republic as well as Ahsoka, centering on Rosario Dawson's fan-favorite character. They will build up to an event, a la Marvel's The Avengers. In all, Disney+ will air 11 separate Star Wars shows over the next few years.

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