An upcoming “The Book of Boba Fett” trailer on Disney + has Star Wars fans all wondering the same thing about an Iithorian character who could be a friend or foe of the Bounty Hunter: is this Dok-Ondar from Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland?
“The Boba Fett Book” debuts on the Disney + streaming service on Wednesday, December 29 with a host of new aliens, including a familiar hammerhead creature with ties to the underworld.
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Dok-Ondar runs the antiques lair in the village of Black Spire Outpost on the “Star Wars” planet of Batuu, part of the 14-acre thematic lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The two-minute trailer for “The Book of Boba Fett” focuses on an Ithorian underworld boss wearing an elaborate robe with an ornate necklace and sitting on a throne in a lavish lair while being assisted by a servant Twi’lek.
“I know you are sitting on the throne of your former employer,” sings a voice heard in the trailer.
The trailer’s slogan: Every galaxy has an underworld.
According to the trailer, the new Disney + show takes place at least in part on the Star Wars planet of Tatooine with a storyline that focuses on how Boba Fett intends to rule the late Jabba criminal empire. the Hutt.
The official StarWars.com website describes the “Ithorian of Some Authority” seen in the trailer as an underworld dweller who could turn out to be an ally or an enemy of Boba Fett.
In the lands of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Dok-Ondar sells interstellar black market goods from his antique shop in the center of the Black Spire outpost. The mysterious Iithorian collector and trader with eyes bulging out the side of his hammer has two mouths in his curved neck.
An audio-animatronic Dok tends to his financial books, answers calls, and examines his inventory while sitting on a raised perch in his Galaxy’s Edge store. Throughout the work day, Dok can get angry when he receives a call from someone trying to scam him. Counting his galactic credits or consulting a ledger brightens his mood.
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You don’t want to mess with Dok – or get on his bad side.
“Dok-Ondar is a force to be reckoned with,” said Margaret Kerrison, editor-in-chief of Walt Disney Imagineering in 2019. “He may be 245, but he’s not weak. He’s been around. and he’s very well connected, he’s a very dangerous guy.
Dok-Ondar appeared outside of Galaxy’s Edge in the virtual reality game “Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” and was mentioned by name in the 2018 movie “Solo”. He also plays a role in the comics “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ”and the“ Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire ”and“ A Crash of Fate ”novels which were released after the Star Wars theme park launched in 2019.
Dok previously visited Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine – in the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” comics – when he purchased a lightsaber and baby dianoga for his Den of Antiquities store on Batuu.
The feared and wayward Ithorian is well connected to the criminal world of Star Wars with ties to the Hutt galactic gangster family and the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, according to Cinema Blend.
Of course, there are plenty of other Ithorians in the Star Wars galaxy, including the more famous Momaw Nadon from the Mos Eisely cantina in the original 1977 film.
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What are the chances that Dok-Ondar will play a key role in “The Book of Boba Fett”?
The owner of the galaxy’s most notorious antique store regularly travels in search of rare artifacts and deals with scum and villainy – so it would make sense to find him in Tatooine with a bounty hunter like Boba Fett .
Dok-Ondar is believed to be alive during the events of “The Book of Boba Fett,” which take place decades before the timeline set for Batuu, according to Cinema Blend.
The Star Wars galactic calendar marks the time on either side of the attack on the Death Star, known as the Battle of Yavin. The dates fall before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) or after the Save the Universe attack (ABY).
Although there are thousands of years of Star Wars history, Galaxy’s Edge is set in the very recent past. Visitors to Batuu wander around 35 ABYs in a period between the events of “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise of Skywalker” – the final two films in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. This places Galaxy’s Edge very close to the “now” in the Star Wars universe.
Walt Disney Imagineering set out to incorporate the Star Wars theme park lands into films, books, comics, and video games created by the film franchise and vice versa. The hope was that the theme park lands would influence future Star Wars stories as much as these galactic tales influenced the parks.
Lucasfilm and Imagineering aren’t saying if Ithorian’s Boba Fett trailer is indeed Dok-Ondar – so we’ll have to wait and see December 29.
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Could Boba Fett make appearances in Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Unfortunately no.
We do not yet know the fate of Boba Fett in the current period of Black Spire Outpost. Boba Fett’s new show on Disney + is set in the era of “The Mandolarian” about 9 ABY a few years after “Return of the Jedi” – and more than two decades before the Galaxy’s Edge era.
The very specific and limited time frame set for Galaxy’s Edge by Lucasfilm and Imagineering determines which characters can – and cannot – appear in the Star Wars themed lands based on the sprawling space opera.