No, not this, we just don’t want to reveal it just yet. Image: Lucasfilm
A Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau star wars show ain’t no Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau Star Wars show without some deep cut easter eggs. Episode two of The Book of Boba Fett, “The Tribes of Tatooine” (summarized here), was no exception, and while there were several really nice callbacks, our favorite probably isn’t the one on your mind.
The most obvious callback in the episode (if you know what to look out for) was Boba’s visit to Tosche Station, a place Luke Skywalker refers to in A New Hope and George Lucas actually shot an entire scene for it. The scene was deleted, leaving Tosche little more than a name in the canon, but later it resurfaced in various formats. You can watch it now on YouTube and see Luke along with Biggs and two other friends, Camie Marstrap and Laze Loneozner, aka Fixer.
Well, now we know that while Luke and Biggs may have left to try and save the galaxy, Fixer and Camie are still at Tosche Station more than a decade later. They are now played by Skyler Bible and Mandy Kowalski, and while the characters and location have long been canon thanks to passing mentions, Book of Boba Fett has finally made this mythical location and characters official. And while the scene raises tons of pointless/fun questions (Why are they still there? What are they doing with their lives? Are there other bars around? Have they stopped selling power converters? Lie Luke to Uncle Owen to get some? having underage cocktails and playing video games?), that’s not our favorite Easter egg.
No, it’s the wookiee. But not just any wookie. A very powerful, very cool, very well connected wookiee from Black Krrsantan.
Black Krrsantan stares at his old friend. Screenshot: Disney+
In “The Tribes of Tatooine,” Black Krrsantan appears to be in the service of Jabba the Hutt’s unnamed twin cousins who lay claim to the throne of Mos Espa. For the episode, all you need to know is that it looks like he’s going to fight for the Hutts in this Star Wars game of thrones. Their own mountain, perhaps. A seemingly unbeatable warrior. But in Marvel’s Star Wars comic books, Black Krrsantan has a much richer history. One that should arouse a sense of dread or at least reverence in Boba Fett. Because they know each other.
As always you can get the full, beat for beat breakdown on Wookieepedia, which in this case is called perfect. But the short version is that Black Krrsantan was a disgraced wookiee who left his home planet of Kashyyyk in search of the Xonti Brothers, an evil group of characters who organized gladiatorial games. The Xontis betrayed Krrsantan, forced him to fight in the games and turned him into a fierce gladiator. Finally, he got out, took revenge on the Xontis, and went on a bounty hunt. He worked for Jabba the Hutt (which would explain why he now works for his cousins) and for Darth Vader, but also, most famously, for Doctor Aphra, an ultra popular Star Wars comic character who hired Black Krrsantan and a few others for a robbery, thus beginning a long, fruitful relationship.
Along the way, Black Krrsantan crossed paths with Obi-Wan Kenobi, got caught up in Han Solo, and yes, even ran into Boba Fett. His first appearance in all of Star Wars was Darth Vader #1 in 2015, alongside Boba Fett, who were both presented as two of Jabba’s top bounty hunters for Vader himself. So Boba not only knows him, he also knows that he should not be messed with. Plus, Black Krrsantan has always been canon, at least in the Disney era of the franchise. So unlike Camie or Fixer, these days he has an even stronger reason to be a part of live-action Star Wars than a fleeting trip to pick up some power converters. And now that he is, if you know the history, you know that he will be a formidable foe when Boba and Fennec face him.
What was your favorite Easter egg in this week’s Book of Boba Fett? Let us know below.
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