Robert Rodriguez Shares More Details About The Book of Boba Fett

The early response to the trailers for The Book of Boba Fett was not entirely positive, in part because they show very little of what’s to come. But during a new feature in The Hollywood Reporter, director and executive producer Robert Rodriguez shares the reason for that. The trailers only draw footage from the first few minutes of episode 1. Anything beyond that would be considered too much of a spoiler.

“We can’t use the second half of the first episode because it gives so much away,” said Rodriguez. “Things turn up you don’t expect, you see things we couldn’t believe we got to do. Every episode has big surprises.”

In the closing moments of The Mandalorian season 2, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) seized control of Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire. However, the challenge will be keeping it.

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“Boba bites off more than he can chew, and we definitely do not make it easy for him,” added Rodriguez. “It’s easy to sit on the throne; it’s not easy to stay on. So what’s it like for a bounty hunter to have to suddenly become a leader? Where’s the push and pull in that? What is he trying to become? We really go in depth into the character.”

According to Wen, the secrecy on set was so intense that she didn’t initially know that she was shooting a spinoff series.

“I naturally assumed I was doing Mandalorian season three until I showed up on set,” noted Wen before describing the tone of the new series. “We’ve always dealt with the Empire and the Jedis; this was about these gangster families and has a rawness to it. It’s quite different from The Mandalorian, which is more like a Western.”

Additionally, Rodriguez indicated that he shot three of the seven episodes, and impressed Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni with how much he was able to accomplish each day.

“I came out of the gate firing away — ‘Let’s shoot, shoot, shoot because we might not be here next week, we might get shut down,’” revealed Rodriguez, citing ongoing COVID concerns. “But we never got shut down. So I was showing sequences already edited to Jon and Dave after the first three weeks, and they were like, ‘I can’t believe how much you shot already.’ We kept shooting every day like it was going to be our last day.”

The Book of Boba Fett will premiere on Disney+ on December 29.

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