Boba Fett’s Camp Tusken Raider Book Is Actually A Los Angeles Parking Lot
Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett didn’t have to travel to exotic locations to set up Tatooine, home of the Tusken Raiders – unlike the movies.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, now streaming on Disney+.
Various live action entries in the star wars The franchise has used distant locations to depict the desert planet of Tatooine and the homes of the various Tusken Raider tribes. Boba Fett’s Book isn’t one of them, though, instead opting to build Camp Tusken featured in the Disney+ series closer to home — right in Los Angeles, and in a simple parking lot, no less.
You might be watching Star Wars “The Book of Boba Fett” and imagining the exotic locations they must have filmed it in. But… “parking lot in Carson, CA” probably wasn’t your first guess. Took this flight over the plateau in March 2021. #Star Wars #Boba Fett pic.twitter.com/iqdisrTxqj
— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 12, 2022
Los Angeles reporter John Schreiber tweeted aerial video from above the set, showing the sand-covered parking lot dotted with several tents that serve as homes for the Tusken Raider tribe. “You may be looking Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett and imagining the exotic locations they must have filmed it in,” notes Schreiber. “But… ‘parking lot in Carson, CA’ probably wasn’t your first guess.”
The entire series has been put on Tatooine so far, and as its parent show The Mandalorian, was filmed in Los Angeles. But the desert planet wasn’t always set in Hollywood – the filmmakers of the premiere Star Wars: A New Hope traveled the world to Tunisia to build and film the world of Tatooine. In this film, the Tuskens – or Sand People, as they are also known – are introduced when a group of the planet’s native residents attack Luke Skywalker as he and C-3PO search for a missing R2-D2.
The most in-depth look at the Sand People in live-action media came in the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian, when Din Djarin formed an alliance that included a local tribe of Tuskens and worked together to stop the threat of a Krayt dragon threatening the town of Mos Pelgo. The episode showed that the Tusken Raiders were more than the primitive and brutal savages shown in the movies, filled with their own code and culture.
Boba Fett’s Book provided a deeper insight into the Tuskens, the former bounty hunter himself living with a tribe following his survival and escape from the monster’s belly Sarlacc, after falling into the monster’s pit in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Boba Fett eventually learns the way of the Tuskens, faces their trials, and becomes indoctrinated into the tribe.
Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett airs Wednesdays on Disney+.
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