At the end of the credits of the season two finale of The Mandalorian, a tribute has been added in memoriam of the original actor who played Boba Fett in the original trilogy, Jeremy Bulloch.
Boba Fett has been a fan favorite character since he was first introduced in the original trilogy. Boba didn’t speak much and never took off his helmet, but Jeremy Bulloch brought an intimidating and enigmatic presence to the character. Boba famously captured the smuggler turned Rebel General Han Solo and returned Solo to Jabba The Hutt encased in carbonite.
Jeremy Bulloch never showed his face, but the actor had such a presence while portraying the mysterious bounty hunter that he helped spawn a love for this character that grew with books and comics. While these are now Legends stories, Boba Fett’s story is further explored when he appears in Attack Of The Clones when Obi-wan finds Jango Fett and his clone son, Boba.
Boba Fett first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and makes what would assumedly be his final appearance in A New Hope when the bounty hunter falls into the Sarlacc pit. However, fans were ecstatic to see Temuera Morrison appear in the second season premiere of The Mandalorian. Morrison would later make his official debut as Boba Fett proving why Boba had earned his reputation as the infamous bounty hunter. Boba appeared in four episodes of The Mandalorian’s second season.
Boba is played by Daniel Logan and Jango is played by Temuera Morrison. Jango is killed by Jedi Mace Windu and Boba is not only devastated, but it is shown in The Clone Wars series that he swore revenge. In The Clone Wars series Boba, voiced by Daniel Logan, begins his work as a bounty hunter following in his father’s footsteps.
Tribute to Jeremy Bulloch And A Look At Boba Fett’s Future
At the end of the credits of the second season finale a tribute to the original Boba Fett actor has been added, “In Memory of Jeremy Bulloch”.
Following this is a post credit scene that announced The Book Of Boba Fett series and its release in December 2021. The scene shows Boba returning to the palace of the late crime lord Jabba The Hut on Tatooine, where he kills nearly everyone there including Jabba’s former employee, Bib Fortuna, who is now occupying the thrown.
Along with Boba is Fennec Shand the mercenary that Boba saved during the first season of The Mandalorian. Ming-Na Wen, who plays Fennec, will co-star alongside Temuera Morrison in The Book Of Boba Fett and if the post credit scene is anything to go by, they will be taking over the criminal underworld on Tatooine.
Fans are beyond excited to see The Book Of Boba Fett a series that will finally focus on the bounty hunter that has captured audience’s attention for forty years. None of this would have been possible without the outstanding portrayal by the late Jeremy Bulloch. Bulloch’s performance had gravitas even without seeing his face and so few lines he managed to enthrall fans and creators alike. Dedicating the episode is a thoughtful tribute to an actor that helped to capture the imaginations of audiences all over the world.
Star Wars is expanding with a number of upcoming Star Wars series that were announced at Disney Investor Day including the animated Clone Wars spin-off The Bad Batch. Three new Mandalorian spin-offs are in the works including Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, and of course The Book Of Boba Fett. The third season of The Mandalorian will begin filming this year after The Book Of Boba Fett finishes production. Other upcoming series include Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Acolyte, Lando, A Droid Story, and Star Wars: Visions.
Watch the first two seasons of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus now. The Book Of Boba Fett is set to premiere on Disney Plus December 2021. Are you excited about The Book Of Boba Fett? What do you think about the tribute to Jeremy Bulloch? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media.