Robert Rodriguez made his debut in the Star Wars Universe when he directed an episode of The Mandalorian titled “Chapter 14: The Tragedy.” The director will be returning to the franchise to executive produce the forthcoming Star Wars spinoff “The Book of Boba Fett” which is being described as “season 2.5” of The Mandalorian.
Actor Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and will play Boba Fett in the upcoming Boba Fett limited series, spoke with Rotten Tomatoes recently and revealed that Rodriguez would also be returning to direct multiple episodes of “The Book of Boba Fett.” You can see his quote from the interview below:
“They brought Robert back in to direct a few more,” Morrison told Rotten Tomatoes. “There’s some wonderful directors involved. It’s hard work now, what we do now, a whole new system, with COVID in place, health and safety regulations.”
Not too many details have been reported on the new series. The show will star Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) and will reportedly explore Boba Fett’s missing years, going back to The Empire Strikes Back. There have also been some rumors that a few Mandalorian characters could make a surprise appearance in the series.
Rodriguez is executive producing the show alongside Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
“The Book of Boba Fett” has officially wrapped filming and is scheduled to release on Disney+ in December 2021.