The trailer for The Book of Boba Fett came out yesterday and it was definitely surprising. I am not going to day the trailer blew my mind because it didn’t. In fact, if I’m being honest, it was kind of boring. But I am confident that the spin-off will be fun to watch for the duration of v is nine episodes. However, there was one thing I noticed that bothered me and I’m here to share my reservations with you.
The trailer’s main goal was to remind us that Boba is, in fact, the new boss of Tatooine and that he will apparently be a fair/ benevolent ruler but that’s where the problem of this trailer lies.
Boba Fett has never been a hero type. His father, Jango, was a bounty hunter who chose to side with the separatists. And then Boba, after his father’s death, clearly took the darker route and became a ruthless bounty hunter. He was never deemed a good guy and we, the fandom, never wanted him to be. He was perfect just the way he was as an intimidating partial baddie who was a pain in Han’s side and ended up in the Sarlacc Pit unceremoniously.
Then he returned in The Mandalorian. Just because he helped Mando I didn’t immediately begin to think of him as a good guy. He was just helping Mando thanks to a debt. When that debt was cleared he went on his way with Fennec to Tatooine. And you know what happened next.
I’m not immediately getting down on the show based on a trailer that was as vague as a trailer can get but…we saw what happened with The Mandalorian. It went from being a grounded series that felt like it truly had carved is own place in the universe to becoming a show whose jaw-dropping guest stars took over the narrative big time.
I don’t want The Book of Boba Fett to turn its title character into a righteous man who seems the exact opposite from the guy I’ve grown up with. Honestly, this show is not only catering to children. It’s also catering to a mature audience and we won’t be offended if we see Boba being the scary, ruthless bounty hunter that he is. Because that’s who he is. He isn’t just a cool dude in a helmet. That’s Mando.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.
3 thoughts on “I Have One Gripe About ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Trailer and It’s Major”
Yeah. About the only redeeming part of that trailer was when he tells all the various capos of Jabba’s crew that if they talked to Jabba the way they were talking to him, he’d have fed them to his menagerie. He leaves unanswered (in the trailer, anyway) what HE would do, but it was implied it might not be nice.
But you’re right. Boba Fett shouldn’t be a nice guy, and maybe not even an antihero. Mando can kind of get away with that, but Boba has spent way too long with a family history of being on all the wrong sides to just pull a face turn and be a good guy.
For that matter, I have a hard time seeing how Boba is gonna pull off being a crime boss and still go off flying in his ship by himself (or even Fennec) all the time. Your ability to go galavanting by your lonesome kind of tends to be in inverse proportion to your pay grade in a criminal underworld, because your enemies tend to get meaner and more numerous, with a greater motivation to move up in the world by using your corpse as a rung in the ladder. I kind of needed this trailer to tell me what’s different now that he’s overthrown Bib Fortuna and seems to expect to sit on Jabba’s throne, but it seems like they want him to be the lone wolf still… and that’s just not gonna work. We already have that story. It’s the one we were watching this time a year ago. If they’re gonna do that again from Tatooine, they may as well have just given us the third season of Mando.
…maybe I should’ve written my own post on this. 😜
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Judging from the trailer, it looks like we are indeed staying on Tatooine for the duration of the season but yeah. I know it’s just a trailer and I definitely don’t want a trailer to show me EVERYTHING but…I have my peeves.
The Book of Boba Fett look very Great!
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