The Book of Boba Fett first clip reveals how Boba intends to rule the criminal underworld

Here’s the first official sneak peek at the Mandalorian spinoff The Book of Boba Fett

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Disney+ has released the first official clip from The Mandalorian spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett, which is set to premiere on the streaming service next week.

The Book of Boba Fett was officially announced last December during The Mandalorian season 2 finale, which included a surprise end-credits sequence that saw Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) arriving at Jabba’s Palace and taking over the former crime lord’s throne.

The first official clip from The Book of Boba Fett seems to be a direct follow-up to that post-credits scene, as the newly dropped footage shows Boba and Fennec discussing the best way to rule the galaxy’s criminal underworld.

“Jabba had many vessels. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover if we had to keep this empire intact,” Boba tells Fennec as they come out from a building.

“I can make the rounds without you,” replies Fennec, noting that “Jabba rarely left his chambers.”

Boba then points out that Jabba “ruled with fear,” while he intends to “rule with respect.”

Though Fennec does not directly oppose Boba’s plan, she does tell him that “in difficult times, fear is a surer bet.”

Plot details about The Book of Boba Fett are very limited, but the spinoff is expected to fill in the gaps of the years since Boba seemingly died in the stomach of a sarlacc back in 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

“We can’t say too much, but we’re going to see his past and where he’s been since The Empire Strikes Back,” Morrison told Rotten Tomatoes in June. “Somebody pointed out he’s been kind of stuck in this one place, and now’s the time to actually go back in time and check out his journey and find out more about him.”

“That was the advantage for me, was that we hadn’t seen him do much,” Morrison added, referring to his character Boba. “And along with Robert Rodriguez as director, we were able to sort of introduce him in a dynamic way, bring him back in a dynamic way alongside the Mandalorian. It was just an honor to be asked back.”

Meanwhile, unlike Boba, Fennec is a relatively new character in the Star Wars franchise. Although Fennec was only introduced in the first season of The Mandalorian in 2019, Wen said she was touched by how much the fans have already embraced her character despite not knowing too many details about her.

“It’s such a genuinely emotional as well as such a satisfying relief that your character is well received, because the Star Wars fans are very, very strong in their opinions and they know what they like, and it’s great when it matches their expectations,” the actress told People earlier this month.

The first season of The Book of Boba Fett will debut on December 29th on Disney+ and will run for seven episodes until February 9th, 2022.

Sources: ComicBook.com, Rotten Tomatoes, People