I Think The Book of Boba Fett is in Trouble

I Think The Book of Boba Fett is in Trouble

This link leads to a google trends search.

It compares the number of searches between three different IPs that all had major launches in the past 30 days.* The Witcher, Matrix Resurrections, and The Book of Boba Fett.

I must emphasize that this is a very crude tool, for instance, people googling showtimes and ticket prices for the Matrix are going to increase the peak spike of searches past what the Witcher can do in terms of general inquiries.

Regardless, it’s a reasonably good way of determining general interest. And as you can see, after the series launch there is little to be found for The Book of Boba Fett.

I will say right now that this doesn’t tell us what the actual streaming numbers are because there is no way in hell Disney will release those. But I will say, if bottles of champagne were being opened at Fort Mickey we’d know about it by now.

The potential drawbacks of any Boba Fett series should have been obvious from the start. As I’ve said before Boba Fett’s appeal was always mystery. He lost a huge chunk of his mojo when he fell into the pit before doing damn near anything at all. Note for George Lucas, if you were going to kill off Boba then it should have been in a high noon walk down with Han Solo.

The Mandalorian recovered a lot of the Boba Fett mystique when it launched but they made the mistake of hiring a narcissistic asshole of an actor who insisted on showing his face more times than the ideal number of NEVER. Honestly, they should have hired a stuntman and voiceover actor who wouldn’t want his face seen.

This guy would have made a great Boba Fett.

Getting back to The Book of Boba Fett. It’s possible to recover from a bad start but I don’t know how they will manage it. Although, I wouldn’t be shocked by a Han Solo appearance by the end of season 1.

If Google Trends reflects real world interest than this is a major fail for Faverau and Filoni. The Bad Batch didn’t generate much interest either. If they don’t get a big win soon, they will be out.

After that who knows what happens?

Will Kathleen Kennedy and her Star Wars Story Group start throwing their weight around again?

Will there be a High Republic series?

Will Rey get a new trilogy?

Or will Disney just give up and sell off Lucasfilm?

Always in motion is the future. But when all is said and done…

… It could be worse for Boba Fett.

*I excluded Spiderman after my first search because it blew everything out of the water.

UPDATE: No, I’m not going to tell you what the red line means in the second link. Try reading.

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  • furor kek tonicus ( Whipper Snapping Egg Suckers is my band name ) Reply

    if i could read, i would have understood your post script.

    January 3, 2022 at 11:48 pm
  • Skyler the Weird Reply

    The Star Wars cruiser needs to hire Tom Bodett to advertise for them. This is Tom Bodett for Motel Order 66, come on down and Ill leave the light saber on for ya.

    January 4, 2022 at 1:02 am
  • furor kek tonicus ( you're a sucker if you think Oprah wouldn't feed your daughter to Harvey Weinstein ) Reply

    in other MouseCorp Reasons To Nope, it turns out that Cheapek doesn’t just have the eyes of a Vogon, he’s got the artistic sense of a Vogon as well.
    https://youtu.be/FUbVAVHNdyo?t=480

    January 4, 2022 at 1:10 am
  • Robert W Reply

    They need another leak about that avatar trilogy coming soon to get the mouse mojo back. This other sci fi franchise the kids call star wars needs a breather.

    January 4, 2022 at 4:08 am
  • EXALT Reply

    Star Wars’ current problem is simple: right now, every road leads to Rey Skywalker, and nobody wants to watch a story having as its inevitable outcome “and then all of this became irrelevant once the Sequel Trilogy started.” Mandalorian could get away with it for some time because a live-action SW product that didn’t hate its own fans was a novelty by then, but I believe the honeymoon to be over.
    How I’d solve the problem? Set your next story 50-100 years after the Sequels, tell us Rey died honorably (or show it in the first ten minutes) and then have Ghost Luke train the next generation of Jedi – more than one person at a time this time around – while Chewie and the droids do supporting stuff and the main villains have nothing to do with the Sith. It’s that easy.

    January 4, 2022 at 2:48 pm
    • Chief_Tuscaloosa Reply

      It IS that easy if you’re trying to earn money or save the franchise, but those aren’t the goals of these Satanists. Their goal is to ruin heroic Caucasian characters and try to force the fans to accept black stormtrooper deserters and Ma-Rey-Sue. Mission semi-accomplished: Han Solo and Luke were turned into non-heroes and are now dead, even if millions of action figures of the black dude and Rey didn’t sell. It’s over, man. The former fans that checked out don’t hate Star Wars now, they just don’t care anymore.

      break> Dark Herald deserves an award for the juxtaposition of the moustache guy above with the recommendation for Boba Fett to never remove his mask. It’s why I come here.

      January 4, 2022 at 9:56 pm
  • WOPR Reply

    Disney is failing to understand one thing about Star Wars. The movies drive the franchise. You can have good TV shows to fill in parts. The movies though are the driver. It is the opposite for Star Trek. The TV shows drive the movies. If Disney wants to get Star Wars back to relevance, they have to put out good movies.

    January 4, 2022 at 7:20 pm
    • EXALT Reply

      “Disney is failing to understand one thing about Star Wars. The movies drive the franchise.”
      I’d argue that’s just about the only thing Kennedy/Disney understood, actually: they released a movie a year from 2015 to 2019, and it was supposed to go on like that for an indeterminate amount of time, a-la MCU – it’s just that the TLJ/Solo Catastrophe forced them to stop.
      I think KK would be quite glad to release new SW movies – they certainly bring in more money than High Republic books and tv shows about PedoLando – but in the current climate, it’s not as easy as it used to be.

      January 4, 2022 at 10:17 pm

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