Will Boba Fett be back and will Rodriguez return with him? Well, in a recent interview Robert Rodriguez refuses to confirm any kind of Star Wars or Boba Fett return. Does that mean it’s not happening? Highly unlikely, but here is what the director had to say when he spoke to io9 recently.
“I can’t say,” he told io9. “I’m sworn to secrecy. I wish I could tell you. I know all the answers to what you’re asking, but I can’t say.”
That kinda sounds to me like there will be more, but it just has not been announced yet. Whether that means there could be a Book of Boba Fett Season 2, or whether Fett will show up in Mando S4, or the Filoni movie we cannot say.
Personally I’m keen to see Boba Fett Season 2. However, I can’t honestly say I’ll be that excited to see Rodriguez return behind the directors chair. Much as there were some good sections of that show, there was also plenty of issues. Weird design choices which looked tonally out of place for Star Wars, check. Action scenes that felt more like they can out of Spy Kids, check. And just to add some weight to these statements, I’ll introduce exhibit A as the Vespa Mods and exhibit B as those mods chasing enemies and doing spinning blaster shots.
Weirdly I really enjoyed the Rodriguez episode of Mando Season 2. However it all just went a bit too far into Rodriguez territory for me in the main show itself.
Tonally The Book of Boba Fett was also wrong for me. Whilst not quite as gritty as Andor, the show still needed to have a darker more adult tone given that it dealt with the criminal underworld.
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However, as you can see by his quotes below, Rodriguez absolutely loved his opportunity and seems keen to return.
“Everything you saw every day… it didn’t feel like you were seeing behind the scenes. It felt so real,” Robert Rodriguez said. “The sets were so real. Even the volume was so real that you felt like you were in Star Wars… You know, there’s these’s things called ‘Rock Camp’ that if you want to go play with [Aerosmith guitarist] Joe Perry or something, you pay money to get on stage for two seconds with him? This is what a director would pay money to do. To have Star Wars camp. To get to direct and edit and be part of the Star Wars universe just as an experience is one of my favorite experiences because it was just a dream come true.”
Now I don’t want to shatter Rodriguez’s dreams here. I’m simply not sure The Book of Boba Fett worked, Therefore, if it’s going to come back, what didn’t work should be addressed and improved. Ergo, if I was Jon Favreau, I would not let Rodriguez direct the show, only exec produce it. That may be why I’m writing this and Favreau is running several Star Wars shows on Disney+ though. I guess we shall see?
What do you think of his comments as Robert Rodriguez refuses to confirm any kind of Star Wars or Boba Fett return? Would you want Rodriguez back, or would you rather they didn’t even attempt to make a Season 2 of Book of Boba Fett? Thoughts below as always.