The Book of Boba Fett’

The new Disney+ doc highlights the joyful experience it must be to make a ‘Star Wars’ movie or show.

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By Brad Gullickson Published May 14, 2022

Star Wars Explained is our ongoing series where we dive into the latest Star Wars shows, movies, trailers and reports to guess the future of the franchise. This entry examines the best takeaways from the recent Disney Gallery documentary: The Book of Boba Fett.


The squad Jon Favreau and David Filoni gathered around them at Lucasfilm is warm and inviting. By using these Disney Gallery docs on Disney+, the star wars clan opened its doors to its public. We rush and don’t want to leave when the run time ends. We want to party with these people because obviously they do throw a party at every production.

The last Disney Gallery entrance focused on Boba Fett’s Book features plenty of footage indicating an infectious spirit on set. Everyone who works at Lucasfilm seems to understand the incredible privilege of adding an extra layer to the sci-fi saga. george lucas built. The hour-long doc showcases the amount of smiles and laughs you want to see in a star wars shoot. If we were there, we’d be celebrating. So if we can’t be, it’s good to see those over there had an unforgettable time. However, that doesn’t make us any less jealous.

The highlights of the new Boba Fett book Disney Gallery primarily revolve around this unique joy, but several other elements reveal a thematic intent. Executive producer Robert Rodriguez gets his hands on his favorite action figure and uncovers his inner life by tapping into many other sources. Some you can probably guess. Some you wouldn’t. Let’s dig in and explore some fun takeaways from the Disney+ excavation.


The Expanded Universe is critical to the future success of Star Wars.

At the start of the document, Favreau explains how each project requires them to consider previous films and shows as well as stories from the Expanded Universe. As each project kicks off, they release the comics, cartoons, and books. They look on the fringes of the franchise, looking for characters who have yet to make a live-action impact. That’s why you get characters like Black Krrsantan and Cad Bane in Boba Fett’s Bookand that’s why you see a translation box on Mayor Hammerhead, Mok Shaiz.

At one point, Favreau recalls Obi-Wan Kenobi’s reference to the Clone Wars in A new hope. He points out how evocatively this sequence performed; how it sparked our curiosity and would send viewers into the trenches of the expanded universe as they began to be dug after 1977. Favreau, Filoni and Rodriguez are big kids happily toiling in a childhood sandbox that ‘they never left. The only difference is that they can now afford all the toys and get as many as they can into their Lucasfilm playset.


Boba Fett is equal parts Conan the Barbarian and Vito Corleone.

In one segment, as Dave Filoni explains how Boba Fett’s Book is inspired by gangster movies, it also refers to Conan the Barbarian. The young Cimmerian and the clone bounty hunter have a lot in common. They lost their father when they were children. The trauma sent them down a dark path, but along that path their love for their fathers also encouraged them to make the most of what they had. Conan strived to be king while Boba now strives to be the Daimyo of Mos Espa.

Boba Fett is also Vito Corleone. He’s the immigrant who lands in a new world, desperate to prove himself and start a loving family after his old one is stolen from him. Boba Fett hides a hole in his soul. Each chapter of Boba Fett’s Book is he trying to fill it.


He is a member of a tribe.

In his trailer, Temuera Morrison standing, reading aloud from a script. As he says the words, his voice shakes.

By the firelight, he is aided by the warrior, and putting the last bits of the gear on the weapon, he raises his custom slim Gaffi staff. He gives it a proficient whirl and holds it with both hands on his thighs. He gazes up at the stars as his newly transformed figure is etched in the glow of the desert planet’s horizon. He is a new man. He is no longer alone. He is a member of a tribe.

The words belong to Jon Favreau’s screenplay for Chapter Two. Watching them roll over Morrison’s body as he prepares to take the next step in his process – the makeup chair – is moving. It feels like the actor can immerse himself in Boba Fett like he was never allowed to do with Jango Fett in attack of the clones. In that brief moment, you see Morrison fully engaged in Boba Fett’s journey. It’s inspiring.


Lawrence of Arabia starred on set.

Before filming the train assault in Chapter 2, Jon Favreau showed the crew Lawrence of Arabia. No, not in a comfortable theater on the ground. Favreau had David Lean’s epic play on the monitors on set just before shouting “Action.” Favreau focuses on how the original film footage tries to contain control of the scene without allowing the chaos to escalate.

The threat of disaster is all over the footage, and they hoped to replicate Lawrence of Arabiathe exhilarating anxiety in Boba Fett’s Book. Their director of photography, Dean Cundeysheds further light by saying, “Jon is able to instantly point to a vivid moment that relates to something an audience liked in another film that applies to the world of star wars.” If another filmmaker has already achieved a similar moment, why not steal their victory and apply it to yours?


Rosario Dawson sees Luke Skywalker.

Perhaps the happiest sequence of the Disney Gallery doc is witness Rosario Dawsonis shocked to see Marc Hamil on the tray. In his script, the name of Luke Skywalker is never mentioned. Similar to The MandalorianThe second deception in Season 2, in place of the Jedi celebrity name, was the prequel’s supporting player Plo Koon. Dawson couldn’t quite understand its meaning but didn’t think about it until she saw Hamill standing there. the Disney Gallery the team exceptionally captures the surprise, and it’s a real delight.

Throughout the Disney Gallery episode, you witness the effect Mark Hamill had on the cast and crew. The actor is an icon. Her face has appeared on everything from sheets to toothbrushes. You’re thrown for a loop when you suddenly meet him in real life. Most enjoyable is that Mark Hamill seems to understand its power and happily obliges those under it.


Doug Chiang pilots the N1.

production designer Doug Chang is legendary. He’s been with Lucasfilm since ILM worked on Ghost. He was a concept artist on the prequels and responsible for the Naboo N-1 Starfighter that carried young Anakin Skywalker to fame for a while. The Phantom Menaceis the highlight.

One of Boba Fett’s BookThe tiny triumphs of are how he brings this design back to the screen, creating a hotrod version for Din Djarin to ride. Basically, Chiang and his team american graffiti the space car, and it looks bonkers as hell. Even better, Lucasfilm built a life-size version of the cockpit and placed Chiang behind the stick. As giddy as Rosario Dawson appeared when meeting Mark Hamill, Chiang appears even more on the occasion of sitting in the baby he made over twenty years ago. Frankly, we are delighted for him.


Disney Gallery: Boba Fett’s Book is now streaming on Disney+.

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Brad Gullickson is a weekly columnist for Film School Rejects and senior curator for One Perfect Shot. When he’s not talking about movies here, he’s talking about comics as the co-host of Comic Book Couples Counseling. Follow him on Twitter: @MouthDork. (He she)

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