Boba Fett returning for ‘The Mandalorian’ (played by a familiar face) — report
Boba Fett will appear in the second season of Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian, played by veteran Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hollywood trade reports that it’s “expected” that he’ll play “just a small role” in the already-filmed second season – with THR confirming that Fett was the character that walked up on the dead body of Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen) in season one.
Morrison played Jango Fett in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, and his character’s DNA was used for the clone army that would become the original Stormtroopers – as well as Jango’s adopted son, Boba Fett.
A young Boba Fett (left), a clone of his father Jango, from “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.” (Image credit: Lucasfilm)
Daniel Logan played the young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, while the character was played by multiple actors – Jeremy Bulloch, John Morton, Mark Austin, Don Bies, and Nelson Hall – in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Morrison voiced Boba Fett in the re-releases of the Star Wars original trilogy and several video games.
The character died in Return of the Jedi, although now non-canon comic books and prose novels revealed that he survived. If THR’s report is accurate, this would mark the first confirmation that he also survived in the new continuity – though the “how” remains to be seen.
The Mandalorian’s second season is expected to debut this October on Disney Plus.
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