Book of Boba Fett Fans Celebrate [SPOILER]'s Star Wars Debut
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 3, "The Streets of Mos Espa," now streaming on Disney+.
Given that Robert Rodriguez is so heavily involved in The Book of Boba Fett, it should come as little surprise that he brought his longtime colleague and close personal friend Danny Trejo into Star Wars. Now that it's finally happened, though, fans are celebrating his arrival.
In "The Streets of Mos Espa," Trejo plays a rancor trainer tasked with delivering one of the beasts to Boba Fett, courtesy of Jabba the Hutt's twin cousins. While the episode is only hours old, the response to Trejo's debut has already been strong.
The Book of Boba Fett is currently unfolding across two timelines: one that explores how Fett escaped the sarlacc pit and sets the stage for what fans saw in The Mandalorian, and another that explores the aftermath of Fett murdering Bib Fortuna and assuming control of Jabba the Hutt's criminal empire on Tatooine.
Of course, Fett isn't alone in his new endeavor, as he's joined by Fennec Shand, whom Fett saved from certain death in Season 1 of The Mandalorian. "[Fett and Shand are] bonded by the fact that they both lived through a near-death experience," actor Ming-Na Wen said. "And there is a sense of code that they both abide by. So it's going to be really interesting to see how their dynamics grow in The Book of Boba Fett. I think that's all I can say. The rest is... you have to watch. We are the anti-hero. I like playing an anti-hero. You get away with more, I think."
At the time of this writing, The Book of Boba Fett is only expected to run for a seven-episode season. However, Rodriguez suggested the door could remain open for more depending on the response from fans. "If people really love it, I'm sure they'd want to make more," he said.
New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett premiere Wednesdays on Disney+.