Temuera Morrison returns to Star Wars as Boba Fett in season 2 of The Mandalorian.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Temuera Morrison will be returning to the world of Star Wars as fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett. Morrison appeared in Attack Of The Clones as Jango Fett, the bounty hunter that the Republic’s clone army was based on. Daniel Logan plays a younger Boba in Attack Of The Clones, where we learned that Boba was in fact a clone that Jengo had requested so he could raise him as a son. Jango was killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu in front of young Boba.
Boba is famously the bounty hunter that returns Han Solo, encased in carbonite, to Jabba the Hutt. The last time we saw Boba was in Return of the Jedi, when the bounty hunter fell into the sand pit and was presumably eaten by the sarlacc inside. However, seeing as The Mandalorian is set five years after Return of the Jedi, that apparently was not the case.
The Legacy Of Boba Fett
Boba was famous in the original trilogy for never removing his helmet and saying very few words. He became a fan favorite and earned a cult following, likely because of the sense of danger and mystery surrounding him.
Fans have speculated that Boba has already been spotted twice in the first season of The Mandalorian, once being in the background of the group of Mandalorians at their underground hideout on Navarro. Others theorize that the mysterious figure that approached the body of Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand where she lay dead in the dessert on Tatooine was in fact Boba Fett.
Boba Fett’s backstory as a bounty hunter was expanded upon a bit in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We first see the Boba as a young boy (voiced by Daniel Logan) infiltrating a group of clone military cadets trying to avenge his father’s death by killing Mace Windu. When that fails he begins working with a team of bounty hunters and appears in a few episodes throughout the series.
It is clearly stated in Star Wars: The Clone Wars that while Jango Fett had Mandalorian armor he was not a Mandalorian. Boba much like his father appears to wear the armor without being a Mandalorian himself. Boba wears the armor likely to honor his father. However, based on the original trilogy he much like Mando never removes his helmet.
Boba is expected to play a small role in the second season of The Mandalorian. Maybe it will be revealed that he was in fact the mysterious figure at the end of episode five. Could Boba be hunting down Mando and The Child for Moff Gideon? We know Boba had no problem working for Imperials, as he worked with Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. Hopefully it is revealed how Boba survived the sarlacc in Return Of The Jedi and what he has been up to for the last five years.
The news of Temuera Morrison appearing as Boba Fett in the second season puts him in the interesting company of other characters old and new coming into The Mandalorian. The Terminator star Michael Biehn will also be appearing in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian as a bounty hunter. Ahsoka Tano is said to make her live action debut likely played by Rosario Dawson. Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez both directed episodes in the new season.
The Mandalorian is set to return in October 2020 and while waiting Disney+ has an eight part docu-series Disney: The Mandalorian to tide fans over. The series, hosted by Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, features never before seen footage and round table interviews with the cast and crew. The first two episodes are available now on Disney+
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter