Some Star Wars fans hate so much about Star Wars, you have to start wondering why they’re fans of Star Wars. The long list of complaints from fans include Han Solo no longer shooting first, the introduction of midichlorians, the casino scenes in The Last Jedi, Rose in The Last Jedi, pretty much the entire The Last Jedi, Anakin Skywalker talking about sand, Jar Jar Binks, Disney, George Lucas, JJ Abrams, the Star Wars Holiday Special, the de-canonization of the Star Wars Holiday Special, and Luke Skywalker at any point after he qualified for an AARP card. But the original targets of seething Star Wars fan hate were the fuzzy Ewoks of 1983’s Return of the Jedi, and The Book of Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison just dropped a hint that they may show up in his Disney+ series soon.
Earlier this week, Morrison and Ming-Na Wen sat down with BuzzFeed to take a “Which Star Wars Villain Are You” quiz. We learn a number of things about The Book of Boba Fett‘s stars’ preferences, including which lightsaber color they would each pick and which villain from the franchise they’d want to team up with. The moment that has fans worried is when the pair were faced with the question, “Which creature would you travel across the galaxy to steal?” Hit play on the video below, and you’ll hear the answer Morrison gives that has some fans concerned.
As you heard if you watched the video, Temuera Morrison chooses Ewoks and says, “I like those Ewoks. They were great to work with. They were funny. They were funny.” Ming-Na Wen agrees, “They were funny.”
Morrison’s comments, along with Wen’s response, has some fans scratching their heads. Ewoks haven’t shown up so far in The Book of Boba Fett. While Morrison and Wen’s characters are first shown to be working together in The Mandalorian, the stone age teddy bears didn’t show up in that series either. Not to mention that all of The Book of Boba Fett, thus far, takes place on the desert planet of Tattooine. The Ewoks don’t appear to have any kind of space-faring technology in Return of the Jedi, which would make you question how they’d be anywhere other than their home world. The folks at Comic Book point out that being covered in fur from head to toe would seemingly not work out too well on a desert planet.
But, in a narrative where literally being sliced in half and falling down a seemingly endless shaft just means you’ll be back for the animated series and a cameo in Solo, anything is possible. Sure, the Ewoks are primitive, but helping the Rebellion put them in friendly contact with more advanced species. And no, you wouldn’t think furry creatures would want to go near a desert planet, but did that stop wookiees like Chewbacca or Black Krrsantan?
Of course, Morrison could just be messing with us. When he mentions the Ewoks, you can see him giving quick, meaningful glances to someone offscreen, as if acknowledging a joke. Comic Book offers some alternate explanations, like that he’s referring to a group of cosplayers he met at a convention, or that he’s talking about an animated series he worked on.
The Book of Boba Fett‘s fourth episode dropped on Disney+ earlier this week, and there are three episodes left. Episode 5 begins streaming next Wednesday, January 26. Tune in to see if you spot any hooded teddy bears!