Book Of Boba Fett Trailer Breakdown: 21 Story Reveals & Secrets

The Book of Boba Fett trailer is much more than a simple man making his way through the galaxy - here's a full breakdown of all the details. To say Disney+'s Star Wars expansion has been successful would be a Wookiee-sized understatement, with The Mandalorian's breakthrough paving the way for a dozen or so new projects set within George Lucas' fictional universe. Following Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 1 is The Book of Boba Fett - a solo series starring Temuera Morrison as everyone's favorite disintegration-happy bounty hunter.

The Book of Boba Fett comes about thanks to The Mandalorian season 2. Din Djarin's hunt for other Mandos caught the attention of Boba (still smelling slightly of Sarlacc juice), and the pair finally crossed paths on Tython. After a brief alliance to rescue Grogu, The Mandalorian season 2 ended with Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand bursting into Jabba the Hutt's old palace, now presided over by former right-hand man Bib Fortuna, and killing everyone in the room. Boba and Shand assumed Jabba's empty throne, and The Book of Boba Fett was duly announced by the Disney overlords.

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Production was veiled in typical Star Wars secrecy, but The Book of Boba Fett now has a first trailer ahead of its Disney+ premiere on December 29. Picking up where The Mandalorian season 2 left off, the Book of Boba Fett trailer explores Tatooine's criminal underworld, Jabba's legacy, and Fett's career change. These are the vital points from The Book of Boba Fett's first trailer.

The Book of Boba Fett's trailer begins with a beautiful landscape of the sun-drenched Tatooine desert, and The Mandalorian fans will be relieved at how the filming style and visual grit remain untouched from Star Wars' last live-action jaunt on Disney+. Panning right, the familiar outline of Jabba's palace comes into view, connecting The Book of Boba Fett to the final moments of The Mandalorian season 2 (though not immediately after, as later details prove).

The black bug/walking test tube strolling past the palace on a nearby cliff is a B'omarr Monk, otherwise known as a Brain Walker. These strange creations (essentially a monk's brain inhabiting a droid's body) were first spotted stalking Jabba's palace in Return of the Jedi. As well as keeping the locals authentic to the original Star Wars moviesThe Book of Boba Fett's B'omarr cameo also shows how the palace's new occupants ejected those who once dwelt inside - religious fanatics included.

Few would've imagined The Book of Boba Fett's first words would be, "I am not a bounty hunter," but that's precisely what slips from Temuera Morrison's mouth in his first trailer scene. Boba Fett's fate remained ambiguous after The Mandalorian season 2. Now reunited with his iconic armor, would Boba pick up old habits? Was seizing Jabba's throne just a job, even? Apparently not, as The Book of Boba Fett's protagonist resolves to leave bounty hunting behind.

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This shocking development is a sure sign of maturity on Boba Fett's part, but also steers The Book of Boba Fett away from The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Bad Batch, both of which revolved heavily around heroes taking mercenary gigs to make ends meet. By contrast, Boba Fett hopes to lay down roots on Tatooine and seek different career opportunities... and he's not thinking of moisture farming.

The Book of Boba Fett trailer doesn't waste time before introducing its lead character unmasked. Like a king handed a crown, a small droid passes Boba his helmet, who slowly, regally settles the headgear in place. This shot sets up Boba as the troubled ruler of Tatooine's underworld - heavy lies the head, etc.

Another fascinating detail here is the state of Boba Fett's armor compared to The Mandalorian season 2. Upon taking his gear back from Din Djarin, the beskar steel suit was battered and worn. Before the mission to rescue Grogu, Boba whipped out his paintbox and restored the armor to its former glory, but while the costume still looks relatively fresh in The Book of Boba Fett, those marks and scuffs weren't there last time. Boba has apparently seen some action since The Mandalorian season 2 ended, suggesting a small time jump between shows - though not a significant one because, y'know, sequel trilogy stuff. The machine to Boba's right looks to be some variety of medical unit - more on that later.

It doesn't tell us much about The Book of Boba Fett's plot, but the Lucasfilm logo has been filled with Boba's trademark green and brown armor colors for a nice touch.

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The action moves to small Tatooine settlement filled with the market stalls and eclectic aliens that Star Wars' fateful planet is famed for. On the right, a Trandoshan can be found (not for the last time in The Book of Boba Fett's trailer), but the main attraction is Boba Fett and Fennec Shand strutting fully-suited through the center of town, as the locals look on with concern. As well as confirming the Fett-Shand partnership remains strong when The Book of Boba Fett begins, this scene highlights the notoriety of each main character. Not dressed any more strangely than other passers-by, the glaring looks toward Boba Fett and Fennec Shand must be due to their respective reputations for murder and violence. Boba's name especially could be known to those who once bowed at Jabba's non-existent feet.

The Book of Boba Fett trailer reveals a new character - an Ithorian - who appears to be a local Tatooine lord or kingpin, judging by the space bling and Twi'lek attendant nearby. This is the character who replies, "I've heard otherwise" when Boba claims he's not a bounty hunter, which suggests the unnamed Ithorian ("Alien 1" according to official subtitles) intends to employ the infamous mercenary for a mission. Though the Ithorian likely has the means to pay handsomely, Boba doesn't seem in the mood for running errands in The Book of Boba Fett. This new character could be a rival crime lord who attempts to intimidate or buy off Boba Fett, only to be rebuffed, triggering conflict between both sides.

The Ithorian character helpfully confirms Jabba's throne is now officially occupied by Boba Fett. The Mandalorian and Fennec's palace massacre placed them top of Jabba's scrapheap, and enough time has passed for Boba to become recognized as Jabba's true successor - even by other local criminals. Note also how the Ithorian's voice (which has been compared to Pedro Pascal's by some) is being translated, as the original alien gurgle remains audible in the background.

This second landscape view looks even better than the first. Surrounded by steep cliffs on all sides, this city (most likely still on Tatooine) could be the same town that gave Boba Fett and Fennec Shand side-eye several shots ago, and the same city ruled over by the Ithorian. The big takeaway here is the visuals, and with The Book of Boba Fett utilizing the same high-tech StageCraft wall as The Mandalorian, expect similarly luscious backgrounds throughout the spinoff.

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The Book of Boba Fett trailer shows Jabba the Hutt's empty throne, accentuating how Tatooine's most famous slug is long gone, whilst also teasing a power vacuum in his place. The vacant chair is symbolic of how, despite The Mandalorian season 2's ending, Boba Fett doesn't really view himself as another Jabba.

As for the writing on Jabba's throne, the language is an old Sith tongue that many fans have translated to simply read... "Boba Fett." Unless Bib Fortuna was a secret fan of bounty hunters, this makes little sense from an in-universe perspective, but remains a cool Easter egg regardless.

A tense standoff ensues, with Boba Fett and Fennec Shand (seemingly backed up by some of Jabba's remaining Gamorrean guards) pointing guns with a pair of unidentified human security types. Based on the intricate wall design, this scene takes place in the same room as Boba Fett's meeting with the mystery Ithoriain. The raised guns hint all has not gone well, and might confirm Boba turns his rival's bounty hunting job down.

When Boba Fett was a young clonester in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, he had a pair of perfectly functioning eyebrows, just like his old man Jango. Resurfacing in The Mandalorian season 2, Boba came sans eyebrows. Since we've never had the displeasure of sliding down a Sarlacc's throat, far be it for us to suggest what Boba Fett's face should or should not look like, but in The Book of Boba Fett, eyebrows are back in style. Likely just a cosmetic change to make Boba look more natural for his Disney+ solo series, it's possible that Fett has healed more since The Mandalorian season 2's ending. This might explain the healing chamber seen in Jabba's palace - now Boba finally has a home and medical supplies, he can recover.

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Boba Fett lays out his mission statement for The Book of Boba Fett, stating, "Jabba ruled with fear; I intend to rule with respect." The line confirms Boba has taken Jabba's position as Tatooine's chief of the criminal underworld, but that he's making the position more honorable than previous owners - Don Corle-clone, if you will. This proves The Book of Boba Fett is continuing The Mandalorian's efforts to turn Boba into an antihero figure, rather than the villain who sided with Darth Vader and almost killed Han Solo. Ominously, however, the quote can be interpreted both ways. Ruling with respect could refer to Boba Fett showing respect for others, but could also mean demanding respect.

One of Boba Fett's first tasks after taking up occupancy in Jabba the Hutt's house is bringing Jabba's old allies under his control. He and Fennec Shand, once again backed by Gamorreans whose loyalty apparently came easily, invite Jabba's old captains to dinner. The species at the table include Trandoshans (who have been afforded a modern, menacing Disney+ redesign which bodes well should Bossk appear), Klatooinians, and the delightful Aqualish. Boba Fett's intention bringing this particular gaggle of scum and villainy together is to propose a cooperative agreement that makes all parties rich. That certainly sounds like a wiser Boba Fett than we saw in the Star Wars original trilogy.

Returning to Jabba's palace (that name's going to take some shifting), Boba Fett and Fennec Shand overlook Tatooine's sands from the building's high balcony. Alongside the helmet/crown moment from earlier, this image continues The Book of Boba Fett's portrayal of Boba as a Shakespearean Roman ruler who deposed the tyrannical despot, but now must prove his own worth as a king.

Would it really be Tatooine if Tusken Raiders didn't show up? After The Mandalorian broadened the mythology of these infamous Sand People, a quartet emerge from the brow of a sand dune in The Book of Boba Fett's trailer. It's not clear what role Tusken Raiders will play in their Disney+ return, but given how The Mandalorian season 2 humanized Tatooine's tribal natives, it's possible Boba Fett will form an alliance with them, recruiting the formidable warriors to his cause. Hopefully there's no Krayt dragons this time.

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The Book of Boba Fett trailer doesn't spend much time with Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand, who's largely restricted to glaring over the shoulder of her new friend. That's unlikely to be indicative of the series as a whole (hopefully). Shand does receive one cool moment, however - drawing a throwing knife from a hidden compartment in her blaster and tossing it toward an unseen target. The Mandalorian debuted Fennec Shand predominantly as a sniper, though her younger self proved an all-round threat in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Neat little details such as hidden blades promise more insight into Shand's character... or at least into the many different ways she can kill someone.

Boba Fett, Fennec Shand and Gamorreans 1 & 2 stride confidently into a Tatooine bar, the light glaring behind them. Visually, this could be considered a homage of sorts to Din Djarin's entrance in The Mandalorian, where he too made a dramatic cantina debut. Though the nature of Boba's business isn't clear (the Gamorrean escort suggests he's probably looking for more than a spotchka and coke), the bar appears to have a Twi'lek owner, who is informed of potentially troublesome new guests by another of her species.

With much of the action taking place on Tatooine, the Star Wars faithful might've feared The Book of Boba Fett wouldn't have any use for Slave I, the bounty hunter's iconic shoe-shaped ship. The Book of Boba Fett's trailer proves otherwise, depicting Slave I gliding low across the mountains on a dry Tatooine evening. When The Mandalorian season 2 released, there were suggestions Slave I was being renamed by Disney - it'll be interesting to see whether that carries over, or if the original name sticks.

Where does a Mandalorian keep his money? In his helmet, obviously. As Boba Fett and Fennec Shand do battle (more on that below), Boba is forced to drop his headgear, and silver coins pour from a secret compartment in the side. It's a classic case of old bounty hunting habits dying hard. Though he might be making waves as a criminal kingpin rather than a mercenary, Boba Fett maintains the distrustful, secretive ways of his kind - like keeping his credits in an awkwardly secure location. The coins themselves are New Republic credits, showing how Boba is getting with the changing times.

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In an action sequence most likely set in the same Tatooine town from earlier, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand are surrounded by guards wielding laser shields and electric spears, sending Boba on the same kind of Berserker-esque killing spree seen in The Mandalorian season 2 when Stormtroopers descended on Tython. Judging by the clothes these enemies are wearing, Boba and Shand are once again assailed by the Ithorian's guards, having already escaped the previous standoff alive. Looks like the Gamorreans weren't so lucky.

More than the context, the most important detail here is how The Book of Boba Fett promises brutal violence - and plenty of it. While The Mandalorian has its moments, Din Djarin isn't a ruthless brawler like Boba Fett, meaning The Book of Boba Fett could be Star Wars' darkest live-action effort yet.

One of Jabba's ex-captains challenges Boba Fett's rule, asking why the assembled criminals don't just seize everything by force and leave. Fennec Shand reminds them that Jabba would've killed someone immediately for such insolence (the menagerie acts as a reference to Return of the Jedi's Rancor), but Boba merely assures them, "speak freely." Though Boba Fett and Fennec Shand both give the impression that Jabba's unfriendly rule is over, there's something in their tone (Boba's especially) that maintains a threatening edge, similar to the "rule with respect" line from earlier. Boba might seek to end Jabba the Hutt's reign of terror in The Book of Boba Fett... but whether he succeeds without following the same dark path is another matter.

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