Star Wars Icon Fights Alien Invaders In Explosive Sci-Fi Action Extravaganza On Streaming

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Star Wars fans know Temuera Morrison well for his roles as Jango Fett, Boba Fett, and the various clone troopers made from Jango’s DNA in the live-action films. Of course, Morrison has a thriving career outside of Star Wars, and one interesting entry to his filmography you may have missed is the 2018 film Occupation. If you want to see Morrison in a very different kind of sci-fi film, you can check Occupation out on Amazon Prime Video.

The sci-fi action flick Occupation, starring Temuera Morrison, is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Occupation follows a small human resistance group in Australia that begins to fight back against the extraterrestrial force that has enslaved them. The Luke Sparke-directed and written film stars Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Rhiannon Fish, Stephanie Jacobson, Trsytan Go, Zachary Garred, Felix Williamson, Izzy Stevens, Charles Mesure, Charles Terrier, Jacqueline McKenzie, Aaron Jeffrey, Erin Connor, Bruce Spence, Rhylan Bush, and Roy Billing. Carly and Carmel Imrie of SparkeFilms produced.

The film had a tiny budget of around $6 million, but it didn’t end up making that money back at the box office. Curiously, that box office bust didn’t prevent them from making a sequel, as Occupation: Rainfall was subsequently released in 2021. That film saw Temuera Morrison and Dan Ewing returning to their roles, with Daniel Gillies, Ken Jeong, and Jason Isaacs also joining the cast.

If you’re expecting Occupation to be an incredible sci-fi action thriller, then you’re likely not going to be impressive. However, if you go into the movie expecting a B-movie experience with fun action and fun dialogue, then you’re likely going to have a good time. Temuera Morrison is great in the film, too, so there’s that to look forward to.

Occupation (2018)

After starring in Occupation in 2018, Temuera Morrison got to return to the Star Wars universe in 2020 to step into the armor of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian. While Morrison didn’t originate the role of Boba Fett, he was the perfect choice to take on the role. Morrison played Jango Fett and the clones made from his DNA in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and since Boba Fett was a pure genetic clone of Jango, it makes sense that Morrison would play him in all future Star Wars projects.

Temuera Morrison is returning to the Star Wars universe as Captain Rex in Ahsoka, another of Jango Fett’s clones.

Temuera Morrison got an entire episode of The Mandalorian dedicated to his character, but he would get to take the role much further when he got his own series with The Book of Boba Fett. While that series got fairly mixed reviews, it’s undeniable that Morrison is the right one for the role.

While there hasn’t been an official announcement for a second season of The Book of Boba Fett, it does seem likely that Morrison will pop up as the character in Dave Filoni’s upcoming movie about the New Republic, which is supposedly tying together the various live-action Disney+ Star Wars shows.

However, Temuera Morrison will be returning to the Star Wars universe much sooner than that, as he reportedly will be showing up in the upcoming Ahsoka series. He’s set to play Captain Rex in the show, who was Anakin Skywalker’s Clone Commander during the Clone Wars and a long-time friend of Ahsoka Tano. In fact, she’s the one who saved Rex from succumbing to the brain chip used to control the clones during Order 66.

It remains to be seen how big Temuera Morrison’s role will be in Ahsoka, but it’s always good to see him pop up as one of Jango’s many clones. That series is set to hit Disney+ on August 23, so we won’t have long to wait. Meanwhile, Morrison is also set to reprise his role in another major franchise, possibly for the last time.

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Occupation (2018)

Temuera Morrison is set to reprise his role as Tom Curry, Aquaman’s human father, in Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which will finally be coming to theaters on December 20 after numerous delays. While Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was retrofitted to fit the storyline of James Gunn’s newly anointed DCU, it’s unclear if all of the characters will continue on into that film universe. With Morrison’s role being fairly small, he might not be in future DCU projects after this one.

Occupation may not be as big as Star Wars or DC, but it’s a fun sci-fi romp that earned a sequel, Occupation: Rainfall.

Make sure to check out Temuera Morrison in Ahoska later this month. You can also catch him in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom this December. In the meantime, check out Occupation on Amazon Prime Video if you’re looking for something a bit simpler.