Last December the second season of The Mandalorian ended but we got a secret spinoff announced; The Book of Boba Fett. It was a shocking announcement. Fans, including me, thought The Mandalorian had concluded and that this was the third season. Then we discovered that it is, in fact, a spinoff. Since learning about the news there has been little to anything said about The Book of Boba Fett. And that’s partly because Marvel Studios has completely distracted us with its two series, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. And then there has been the casting and production news for Kenobi and Andor which have also thrown us off the Book of Boba Fett scent.
But guess what, fellas? It’s still coming this Christmas and in several months we may start to finally get some casting news for The Book of Boba Fett and a trailer. Will we see The Bad Batch set up something for this Mandalorian spinoff? It’s very possible considering that we were introduced to Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian before she makes her animated debut in The Bad Batch.
Until then, here are some ideas of who I think could be in this show.
Even though she hasn’t been officially listed on the cast list on IMDb I think it’s pretty obvious that she’s going to be in The Book of Boba Fett.
For some of you out there you probably read the title of this post and said to yourself, “Really?” And to you I am saying, “Yes. I like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier more than The Mandalorian. And I’ll tell you exactly why.”
The Mandalorian is a great show full of fascinating characters and fantastic moments that made the series a household conversation. The first season was pretty good but the second season took the story to a whole other level as it took us to new worlds and introduced us to characters who we never would’ve expected to evolve from animation to live-action. And yet…four months after the second season’s conclusion and with two Marvel Disney+ series to watch, The Mandalorian is looking kind of boring in comparison.
I recently did a massive Star Wars marathon consisting of The Clone Wars, Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Rebels, and it was supposed to conclude with The Mandalorian. I ended up speeding through The Mandalorian and finding myself actually rather bored with the story. In fact, I still have Episodes 7 & 8 to watch in the second season and I haven’t gotten around to watching them yet because I just don’t want to. Leastwise with something as exciting as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier transpiring at the same time.
One thing that we know about Disney is it is a company that thrives on diversity and inclusiveness. Since last September, Gina Carano has been on the naughty list after changing her Twitter bio pronouns to beep/bop/boop as a joke against those who use different pronouns to identify themselves.
This was just before the second season of The Mandalorian came out and after these comments Star Wars fans began to request her removal from the series. But that wasn’t enough to get rid of her and I was glad of that. I personally loved Gina’s role as Cara Dune and her undeniable toughness. She was one of the coolest heroines I’ve seen in any television show or movie and I loved her inclusion in the series. But unfortunately, she just wouldn’t stop rambling on Twitter and Instagram as she shared anti-semitic, anti-COVID, transphobic, pro-conspiracy-theorists rhetoric on her social media platforms.
And yesterday, the call for her removal from The Mandalorian boiled over after she posted on Instagram that being a Trump-supporting Republican was the same as being a Jew during the Holocaust. That was it. That was the final straw that forced Disney’s hand, hence she will no longer be a part of Star Wars or any other Disney project.
I’m kind of bummed, actually, because I really liked her as Cara Dune. She was quickly ascending the ranks of my favorite Star Wars characters and I couldn’t wait to see her shine in what was most likely her spinoff series, Rangers of the New Republic. But I am confident that whoever will be recast in the role will be an exceptional choice and could become an even better Cara Dune in the same vein that Don Cheadle was far greater as James Rhodes in the MCU.
So…now we just have to wait and see who will be our new Cara Dune. That’s an exciting thought.
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Okay, the Golden Globe nominations are in and there are some choices that make sense and some surprise snobs that have left me a bit stunned but overall, I’m pleased with the picks and am looking forward to seeing who wins.
In terms of the snubs, I was surprised to see Delroy Lindo not nominated for his role in Da 5 Bloods, or Chadwick Boseman for Best Supporting Actor in Da 5 Bloods as well. The movie was one of the best of the year, delivering some powerful performances and directing that once again highlighted Spike Lee’s impressive movie making skills.
Minari was subjected to the Foreign Language Film category even though the movie was made in America by an American director who’s telling an American story. But the main language of the movie is Korean so…
Regina King was nominated for Best Director for One Night in Miami which makes sense. Viola Davis apparently did a pretty good job in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, hence her nomination. And so on and so on.
I’ll have more thoughts about the nominations on the way as I begin to watch more of these nominated films like Mank and Sound of Metal next but for now, it’s movie award season baby!
(And by the way, yay for The Mandalorian‘s nomination for Best TV Series-Drama. It totally deserves it!!!!)
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The Mandalorian may be over but my Star Wars adventure is far from complete. After the exciting inclusions to the series that featured direct nods to the cartoons which I have been faithfully watching over the years, I decided, once Season 2 had ended, to watch The Clone Wars over again and then Star Wars: Rebels.
I’m so excited to be nearly through the first season already. Seeing “Snips” at the time be so reckless (like her master, honestly) and unsure of herself is kind of wowing. She has grown so much over the years and when I think of her inclusion in The Mandalorian it’s just stunning to think how much she has matured and become a different person.
Plus, I just really love the banter between Anakin and Obi-Wan in this show. It’s really fun (and funny.) As I finish each season, I’ll update you and share my thoughts.
Until then, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.
When Ahsoka told Mando that a Jedi would come for Grogu if he called out it was very clear that we would be seeing another Jedi by the end of the season.
The theories ran rampant. People started speculating that Mace Windu might make his long-awaited return, I started freaking out when I began to spectate Cal Kestis’ live-action debut, and so on and so forth. But no, they didn’t do that. They did what made the most sense but we thought was impossible.