Jon Favreau and Robert Rodriguez gave a few interesting quotes to Empire for its The Book of Boba Fett issue, which hits retail and digital on November 25th.

While there will be even more commentary on the show in the issue, the insights gained in this pre-release article are still worth consideration. As the trailer hinted, Boba will be making his first foray into trying to run a crime syndicate, and while kicking-ass and taking names is his speciality, being a boss and managing things are not.

Favreau elaborated on the fact that Jabba’s death left a huge void in the Outer Rim and on Tatooine. He said:

“There is a power vacuum, because Jabba is gone. Jabba was clearly a very strong and imposing leader, who people were very scared of, and who seemed to rule with an iron fist. You pull somebody like that out of the ecosystem of Tatooine – and Hutt Space in general – and you have the opportunity that’s ripe in the gangster genre.”

Jon Favreau – EMPIRE

Clearly things won’t be easy for Fett as he tries to assume power and get a piece of the pie for himself. Apparently Bib didn’t have a strong grip on Jabba’s forces post his death, and this will require Fett to persuade others to work with him and not against him.

“Although Boba Fett is a very experienced bounty hunter, he’s not experienced at running a criminal syndicate or managing forces. He’s not normally a newcomer. He’s an expert as we see him in most areas. But in this case, he’s trying to transition to another position.”

Jon Favreau – EMPIRE

It’s clear from the trailer that Fett will also rely on his other skills to achieve his goals, but I think it will be even more interesting to see Boba try and be diplomatic and assume a leadership role. He’s always been a lonewolf, and he’s great at that, but now we will see him out of his comfort zone, which should lead to a whole new level of depth for the character.

While we will see more of Boba’s true character than ever before in this series, which is very exciting, Rodriguez promises that we will still see him bust heads.

“We’ll see a lot more of his true character in this season, and you’ll definitely see him have to turn ‘barbarian mode’.” 

Robert Rodriguez – EMPIRE

I’m here for the character growth, but I’m pumped for Boba the Barbarian! More details and interviews with The Book of Boba gang will be featured in the full issue of Empire this Thursday!

Nick and I will talk more about this interview on this week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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