Boba Fett Star Wants The Character To Make A Major Change

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison wants the infamous bounty hunter to return to his villainous ways. The actor made the revelation during a Mandalorian cast interview with Entertainment Tonight. Speaking about the fate of his character, whose story remains unfinished, he said, “We’ve got to bring him back. We’ve got to see the old Boba Fett. I think it’s time to get him back to his badass ways,” he told the publication.

While the 61-year-old believes the show has the scope to revisit the Boba Fett story, it’s largely out of his control. “I’ll just see what happens,” Morrison explained. The second season of The Mandalorian saw the long-awaited return of the bounty hunter, with Temuera Morrison returning to the role. He previously played his father, Jango Fett in the Star Wars prequel movies.

The bounty hunter then goes on a parallel journey after teaming up with the mercenary Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett. While the future of that series remains uncertain, the bounty hunter is now in control of Jabba’s criminal empire on Tatooine. And he hopes to establish a new order on the planet ravaged by the spice trade. At the time, Disney was criticized for not delivering the type of villainy synonymous with the character.

Instead, The Book of Boba Fett took a unique approach of telling the character’s story in a series of flashbacks after he fell into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. This was not the direction fans, and Morrison were hoping to see. While he did have a few “badass moments” in his solo outing they were few and far between. Hopefully, that will change when the bounty hunter-turned-crime eventually reappears in the Star Wars universe.

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While Boba Fett’s story remains paused, The Mandalorian is set to continue on March 1, 2023. The third installment will see Pedro Pascal return as Din Djarin, with Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, and Katee Sackhoff reprising their respective roles as Greef Karga, Moff Gideon, and Bo-Katen Kryze. Christopher Lloyd has also joined the series in an undisclosed guest-starring role.

Set after the events of The Book of Boba Fett, the story follows Din Djarin as he travels back to Mandalore to restore his reputation as a Mandalorian. Disney released a trailer for the new installment at the D23 expo earlier this year. The clip set up the big conflict on Djarin’s home planet while hinting at storylines from the ever-popular Star Wars Rebels.

Filming began in October 2021, with David Klein serving as the cinematographer. Production was initially expected to begin once filming for The Book of Boba Fett wrapped. But since the Obi-Wan Kenobi crew was using the Los Angeles soundstages, those plans were delayed. Fortunately, Esposito didn’t need to wait for Pascal to complete filming HBO’s The Last of Us since the Mandalorian is mostly seen with his helmet on.

Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Katee Sackhoff first promoted the new installment of The Mandalorian at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration panel in May 2022. They revealed the first teaser to those in attendance and returned for a panel for the series and The Book of Boba Fett, along with Pascal, Esposito, and Weathers, Deadline reports.