Warning: spoilers ahead for season two of The Mandalorian.
The season two finale of Star Wars show The Mandalorian has finally been released on Disney Plus, featuring a massive bombshell about bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), who was portrayed by the late Jeremy Bulloch in the original films.
At the very end of the episode, having helped the Mandalorian, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) save Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) from the villainous Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), Boba and his ally Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) reappear in a post-credits scene.
The scene shows Boba taking over the palace previously occupied by Jabba the Hutt in the original Star Wars trilogy, sitting on the throne as Fennec remains on guard.
Then, the following words appear on screen: ‘The Book of Boba Fett. Coming December 2021.’
Many people have taken this as confirmation of a Boba Fett spin-off, with Temuera reprising his role following his surprise return during this season of The Mandalorian.
Fans were absolutely beside themselves over the news, with one person excitedly tweeting: ‘The Book of Boba Fett!?!?! What a time to be a Star Wars fan!’
Others speculated that this could be an indication that Boba will become the protagonist of The Mandalorian in season three, which is due to be released ahead of Christmas next year.
‘The Book Of Boba Fett!!! Is this a spin-off or Season 3?!?!’ one person asked, while another questioned: ‘Is Din’s story finished???’
‘Soooo at first I thought The Book of Boba Fett meant we were getting a secret Boba Fett show but since the release date it showed is the same for season 3, is that just the subtitle for the third season..?’ another tweeted.
Boba was originally believed to have died in the 1983 film Return of the Jedi, before his survival was confirmed in The Mandalorian.
On Thursday, it was announced that Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who originated the character of Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, had died aged 75.
Tributes poured in following the news of his death, including from Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill.
‘Jeremy Bulloch was the quintessential English gentleman. A fine actor, delightful company and so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him,’ Mark wrote on social media.
‘I will deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him.’
The Mandalorian is available to watch on Disney Plus.
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