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After the great finale of the Book of Boba Fett we get a surpise end credit scene that may have confused some viewers. Here’s what it means.
After Boba Fett and Fennec express their unease of leading the locals of Mos Espa while they are rebuilding their city, it is hinted that they may go on to different adventures and someone else should be in charge of Mos Espa.
In the post credits scene we discover who that will be: it is none other than Cobb Vanth, who was shot by Cad Bane in chapter 6. Even though we were meant to believe that Black Krrsantn was recovering in the Bacta Tank at the palace, we discover that it is Vanth who is kept alive in the Bacta Tank. But his injuries are apparently so life threatening, that Bacta alone won’t be able to heal him, and that is why we see a second person getting ready to perform surgery on our favorite sheriff: it is Modifier, played by actor and composer Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner who composed for the second Venom movie. In chapter 4: The Gathering Storm, we see in a flashback how Boba Fett saved Fennec’s life by asking Modifier to replace her innards with modding technology. This post credits scene shows the Modifier getting ready to do the same to save the life of Cobb Vanth.
So once he is back as the sheriff on the streets of Mos Espa, he may get the nickname Robo Cobb, as someone in the comments suggested!
This also has important consequences for the future of Boba Fett and Shennec, and may open up the possibility for a second season of the Book of Boba Fett: the story structure of this season follows the same path as the story of Moses in the Book of Exodus: at the end of the journey through the desert, Moses is not the one who will lead his people into the promised land. He dies, and Joshua is appointed as the leader of Israel. Thankfully, Boba Fett didn’t die at the end of this story, but he seems to hand over leadership to Cobb Vanth so he can… do what?
Two options: he stays at the palace as the Daimyo while Cobb Vanth takes care of the city (he can also bring the people from the countryside, like Freetown, and the cityfolks together, as we’ve seen happening in the finale). They could develop other stories for a potential second season on Tatooine, maybe bringing back the Sand People and expanding on some other storythreads they briefly showed in this season.
Or Cob Vanth becomes the Daimyo and Boba Fett and Fennec go on new adventures away from Tatooine. But would those stories have enough weight for a second season if you cut out the backstory of Boba’s redemption? And can he really step down as Daimyo when we heard him say over and over again that he wants to lead the tribes of Tatooine?
What do you think will happen next? Would you like to see a second season of the Book of Boba Fett? Let me know in the comments!