The Book of Boba Fett is just getting into its stride, which sets things up for the big finale, so we’re going to get into the debate about whether Baby Yoda Grogu, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo or The Mandalorian will be in the show. The end of The Mandalorian Season 2 raised the bar in terms of expectations from Star Wars fans, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that something big this way comes.
To begin with, the focus of the story has mostly been on Boba Fett taking control of Jabba’s former crime empire on Tattooine with the help of Fennec Shand, so none of them had been in the Disney+ show by the end of Episode 4. The rest of the action in the first half of the series is told in flashbacks to show what happened to him after he fell into the stomach of the Sarlacc, which kind of gives the series two possible avenues to feature the characters.Advertisement If you’re not too sure what that means in terms of the timeline, the present day events in The Book of Boba Fett take place more than five years after the fall of the Empire at the end of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. The flashbacks take place from the Sarlacc fall during Episode VI, so that’s during the fall and the aftermath, which takes place after the tangle with Jabba the Hutt over the desert dunes of Tatooine.
As a result, when we look at whether or not Grogu, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo or The Mandalorian will be in The Book of Boba Fett, we actually have a larger time frame to consider. Additionally, it also meant that there was scope for other Star Wars characters like Darth Vader to feature, depending on the length of time Boba Fett spends with the Tuskens, but with the end of Episode 4 it looks much less likely.Advertisement Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to see news and updates on upcoming TV, films, games and more or to join the debat on the Star Wars characters. You can also see more info on the series with the official Disney+ Twitter page at https://twitter.com/disneyplus.
Baby Yoda, Grogu
The last we saw of Grogu was his departure with Luke Skywalker during the finale of The Mandalorian Season 2. Boba Fett helped in the rescue of the Baby Yoda before he returned to Tatooine to take control of Jabba the Hutt’s palace to become the new Daimyo of the criminal empire.
From a timeline point of view, there’s definitely scope for Grogu to be in the series, but if you look at his next steps it seemed a little unlikely. His departure at the end of The Mandalorian saw him going to train to be a Jedi with Luke, so it would be a bit strange for that to require a return trip to Tatooine to feature in the show.Advertisement While it initially seemed unlikely that we’ll see Grogu in Season 1, Episode 5 blew things wide open and it’s distinctly possible that the little guy will be back for at least a brief feature. Mando is about to jet off in his new ship to see him and give him the Beskar armor piece that he asked the Armorer to make. This could go one of a few ways, though, as he might not be able to find him, or he does, but there’s trouble, or he does and he gets him and Luke to help out on Tatooine, which could be cool.
Either way, it doesn’t mean that we won’t see him again and it seems like a smart move to cross-feature the incredibly popular character across the breadth of Star Wars TV shows on Disney+ to share the love at some point. Depending on how things go in the opening episodes, we might see Baby Yoda in one of the following seasons after that, and by that stage he might be well trained in the arts of the Jedi.
For the most part, you can take the same answer for Luke as with Grogu. The two are more than likely going to be a duo from now on, so where one goes so does the other. As a result, the addition of The Mandalorian in The Book of Boba Fett Season 1 means that if Din does make it to see the little guy, we should also see Luke, but the focus on the training might be a stumbling block.
The flip side to this is that Luke could be drawn back to Tottooine if Mando tells him about everything that is happening there, especially with his family connection to the planet. Alternatively, Grogu could persuade Luke to return to help them out to help to keep Din safe. It would echo back to the conversation Luke had with Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back about helping his friends instead of continuing his training, so it could work well.
For us, Han Solo is one of the more likely Star Wars characters to be in The Book of Boba Fett. We know that he loses the Millennium Falcon on Tatooine, and he’s operated out of Mos Eisley before, so it’s definitely in his sphere of operation.
He may well have appeared to go clean by the end of The Return of the Jedi, but his appearance in Star Wars The Force Awakens shows that he continued his smuggling racket after that. If he doesn’t show up in Season 1 then he’s definitely a strong contender to appear in the following seasons with so much smuggling and gambling opportunities on the planet.
As was the case with Luke Skywalker and Grogu, Han Solo and Chewbacca go hand-in-hand, so if the smuggler appears then his hairy partner is sure to show up as well. If that isn’t enough, there’s also the appearance of Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan during Episode 2 of the show, which could be another reason to bring in Chewie.Advertisement There’s nothing from the wider universe to indicate any specific link between Chewbacca and Black Krrsantan, but that only means that The Book of Bob Fett can do pretty much whatever it wants to do with them and their potential story. However, it could be something as simple as Chewie standing up for Wookiee ideals that might look unfavorably on the bounty hunter’s activity for the Hutt’s.
In addition to Chewbacca and Han Solo, the Mandalorian was another highly likely character to feature in the show and his arrival in Episode 5 has confirmed that to be the case. Boba Fett previously did a lot to help his fellow armor wearing brethren, so Mando is going to return the favor in the no so distant future after he goes to see Grogu.
Tatooine featured a lot in Season 1 of The Mandalorian, so as with Han Solo it was well within the sphere of operation for the character. Add to that his popularity and you’ve got a feature that is sure to work really well to give fans a surprise. With his appearance in Season 1 in the bag, we could end up cropping up in any sequels too and with a growing group of interlinked characters it makes sense to cross-feature them every now and again.
Finally, there’s an outside chance that Darth Vader could be in The Book of Boba Fett, although, the window for this is closing rapidly. The time frames are the biggest impediment with his death at the end of The Return of the Jedi being in close proximity to the start of Boba’s flashback adventure.
However, the dream tree sequence feature flashbacks from further back in his history, so this could give the show an angle to at least throw in some old footage of the two of them together. Otherwise, there’s probably only a matter of weeks at the most between the Sarlacc pit incident and Darth Vader’s demise on the Death Star, so it’s possible that any opportunity is already closed with Boba’s time with the sand people.
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