When and where does ‘Boba Fett’ take place? Star Wars’ messy cannon, explained

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? When? In terms of fundamental questions about the Disney + series Boba Fett’s book, it’s easy to understand Who It is. But for the casual fan – or maybe even the most serious – knowing or and when all of this happening in the larger Star Wars context can be a bit confusing.

Where is Tatooine Boba fett event? When do the two timelines take place? Here is the complex setting of Boba Fett’s book Explain. Spoilers ahead for Boba Fett’s book Episodes 1 and 2.

This part of Boba fett comes five years later Return of the Jedi. The flashbacks happened five years ago.Lucasfilm

When Book by Boba Fett take place?

In the Star Wars timeline, Boba Fett’s book takes place in two distinct periods, separated by approximately five years. Here is how it goes:

  • The “gift“of Boba Fett – when Fett and Fennec Shand try to take control of a crime empire – pretty much goes 9ABY, on five years after Return of the Jedi. It was just after the events of The Mandalorian Season 2.
  • The “pass“of Boba fett – in which we follow Fett becoming a member of a Tusken Raiders tribe, following his escape from Sarlacc – takes place right after the events of Return of the Jedi. This therefore means that the “past” is approximately five years ago the current timeline of the show.
  • We also get some glimpses of Boba Fett’s childhood, which takes place during Attack of the Clones in 22 B.Y., so approximately 31 years before the “present” of the show.

Obviously, Fett has been hanging out with the Tusken tribe for a little while, so presumably the “past” of the show will catch up with the “present” at some point. In The Mandalorian Season 2 (9ABY again), we met Fett in the current timeline, as he was walking through the Tatooine Desert. Mando reunited him with that armor during this season, which set the context for the current timeline of Boba Fett’s book.

Now, it’s possible that the series will have flashbacks from different eras, in which case some of the timelines listed above will change.

Boba Fett at Mos Espa.Lucasfilm

Where is Book by Boba Fett take place?

Boba Fett’s book takes place on Tatooine. Star Wars never meticulously designed Tatooine geography like JRR Tolkien’s maps of Middle-earth or George RR Martin’s design of Westeros. Yet because most of the series takes place on this famous desert planet – the home of Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, and the affairs of Jabba the Hutt – the geography of Tatooine matters a lot. Here are the most important locations:

  • The sea of ​​dunes (of which there are maybe more than one)
  • Jabba Palace
  • Mos Espa (a town)
  • La Grande Fosse de Carkoon (location of Sarlacc)
  • Tosche station (where Fett steals these speeder bikes)
  • Mos Eisely (a spatial city, so far only mentioned and not seen in Boba fett)

But where are these places in relation to each other? Well, first of all, there are a few semi-official Tatooine maps floating around there, and they generally seem to focus on the immediate areas we know from the Star Wars movies and TV shows.

One of these cards is from media produced alongside the non-canon novel (Legends) Star Wars: Kenobi, published on Star Wars.com in 2013. It also now exists on Reddit and Wookieepedia.

There is also a much more colorful map from the 2017 book. Star Wars: Galactic Maps – An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe, illustrated by Tim McDonagh. Of the two more easily searchable maps, this one is probably closer to canon, simply because it is newer.

What do we learn from these maps? Well here’s the big stuff:

  • Mos Eisely is northeast or southeast of Jabba Palace
  • Mos Espa appears to be the closest town to Jabba Palace but possibly northwest of it.
  • Tosche station is south of Mos Eisley
  • The Great Carkoon Pit is apparently east of Jabba Palace
  • “The Sea of ​​Dunes” is either southwest of Jabba’s Palace or northeast. (A card has of them Seas of dunes.)

Because Boba Fett talks about the sea of ​​dunes in Boba Fett’s book a lot, and these Tusken Raiders found him quite close to The Great Pit of Carkoon, it stands to reason that the flashbacks find Boba Fett in the sea of ​​dunes. North from Jabba Palace, Tosche Station and Mos Eisely. It also places this sea of ​​dunes quite far east of Mos Espa. Of all the places, it seems that Mos Espa is quite far from the Sea of ​​Dunes.

Boba Fett makes his own Gaderffii stick, presumably in the Sea of ​​Dunes. Lucasfilm

How big is the sea of ​​dunes?

The second episode of Boba Fett’s book – “The Tribes of Tatooine” – made a big deal out of the idea that Tatooine was once a planet with oceans, and that at least one of those oceans became “The Sea of ​​Dunes”. If this is true, the “sea of ​​dunes” could be much larger than we previously thought, meaning some of that patchwork geography could be incorrect.

However, assuming we are close in our assumptions about relative cardinal directions, the actual size of the sea of ​​dunes may not matter. Or if there are two seas of dunes. In any case, the sea of ​​dunes is far enough away from Jabba Palace, Mos Espa and Mos Eisley. Only Tosche station was close enough to the sea of ​​dunes for Boba Fett to go there. foot. So the sea of ​​dunes is vast and miles from any real civilization. In terms of direction, it’s probably north of everything, which means that when Boba Fett goes from the Sea of ​​Dunes to Tosche Station in Episode 2, he’s traveling south. (Unless he comes from the “western sea of ​​dunes” then he travels is.)

Boba Fett’s ship at The Mandalorian Season 2.Lucasfilm

Where is Boba Fett’s ship parked?

In The Mandalorian In Season 2, we saw Fett reunite with his ship (which previously belonged to Jango Fett). The ship is sometimes referred to as “Slave I” in Legends canon. In the “present” of Boba Fett’s book, it is not difficult to know where the ship is. It’s probably parked at Jabba Palace or Mos Espa. But where is he in the flashbacks? If we assume it’s at Jabba’s Palace, that means Fett is enough away from his ship, however you look at him.

In Return of the Jedi, everyone must take a group of skiffs and a sailing barge to Sarlacc. Assuming they were traveling north (or east) – and Boba Fett only left Deeper in the sea of ​​dunes since then (in flashbacks) – that could easily mean that Boba Fett is much further from his ship than ever before.

So even if he could walk to Tosche Station, he might be too far away to take his ship, however fast these Banthas may gallop.

Boba Fett’s book releases new episodes Wednesdays on Disney +.

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