Live-action Star Wars on Disney+ has already proven to be an unmitigated success. Utilizing nostalgia, cutting-edge technology, and compelling new characters, The Mandalorian has raked in multitudes of accolades and awards. Chief among the former is praise for reintroducing fan-favorite character Boba Fett in the show’s second season. Now the infamous bounty hunter has his own series, currently airing Wednesdays on the streaming service. It’s a deeper dive into fan service in that show, however, that may have much greater import for future live-action Star Wars. We’re of course referring to The Book of Boba Fett and the live-action debut of Black Krrsantan.
Fans familiar with the greater Star Wars universe beyond the films immediately recognized the wookiee gladiator/bounty hunter the moment he appeared on screen. Black Krrsantan first appeared in the Darth Vader series from Marvel Comics. He features heavily there, as well as in the corresponding Doctor Aphra series. A close look at the character in The Book of Boba Fett hints that we might just see some of the disgraced wookiee’s comic book story on screen.
What Black Krrsantan, Book of Boba Fett, mean for Star Wars
In the comics, the massive, body-modified wookiee sports a prominent scar above and through his left eye. As you can see in the digitally enhanced still from The Book of Boba Fett above, there is a nearly identical scar across the face of Black Krrsantan. The question, though, is this: how did he get it? From none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi, of course.
In the comics, Jabba the Hutt hires and sends Black Krrsantan to the Lars homestead when good ol’ Uncle Owen resists paying tribute to Jabba. Obi-Wan, sworn to protect Luke and the Lars family, staves the wookiee off from doing harm to Kenobi’s ward-in-hiding. In doing he lances “BK” across the face with his lightsaber. That obviously occurred years prior to the events of The Book of Boba Fett… during the exact time frame in which the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set.
That Black Krrsantan appears in The Book of Boba Fett is no simple coincidence. His arrival in live-action most assuredly foretells his appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi as well…. And we cannot wait to see more of him in both series.