Boba Fett to have a larger role in The Mandalorian Season 3? Read away, young Padawan!
The rumors keep on rolling in for The Mandalorian. In doesn’t look like Disney is keeping their ambition in check for Star Wars’ first foray into TV. The first season brought with it plenty of fanfare and a metric ton of Baby Yoda cuteness. It went on to be the big hit of their streaming service, seemingly paving the way for more direct Star Wars tie-ins. And, oh, does it sound like they are busy on that front.
In addition to the Ahsoka Tano rumors, there are also reports that Rex will be making an appearance. Of course, the big daddy of all the rumors is that Boba Fett himself will show up in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. This is the most credible of rumors, as it came to us via a trade article. However, at the time, it seemed clear that the role would be a small one.
Does this mean it would be a scene where he talks for a second and ducks out? That could be, but I always felt like it would make more sense to tease him for a larger role in the future. Now, a new report from The Direct seems to claim that very same thing.
The outlet states that a “reliable source with industry knowledge” told them that Boba Fett is set to return in Season 3 of The Mandalorian. It also states the fan-favorite character will have a much larger role than he does in the show’s second season.
So, for better or worse, it looks like Disney is indeed committing to Boba Fett as a character. We got our first tease of the bounty hunter in “The Gunslinger” episode, where we saw a pair of spurred boots, and it looks like they are all in. But what could the role be? Will our titular Mandalorian team up with Boba Fett, will it be a rival character, or perhaps even a full-on antagonist?
Disney has their work cut out for them, that’s for sure. Even in the original trilogy, Boba Fett was nothing but a cool-looking character. He had like five lines and like 20 seconds of screen time. And it was through fandom that he was built up. Only later did he get fleshed out in the Expanded Universe in any meaningful way. However, now, Disney will actually have to imbue Boba Fett with a personality big enough to compete with what the entire world has envisioned for the better part of four decades.
Do you think this is a recipe for disaster or are you excited for the chance to see Boba Fett take a larger role in The Mandalorian? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: The Direct