Boba Fett is one of the most interesting Star Wars characters. No, I don’t mean that he’s an interestingly written character, rather he has an interesting legacy. The bounty hunter first appeared on the big screen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He mostly just stood in a corner looking cool. And then in Return of the Jedi, he fell into the Sarlacc pit and died. Yet, Boba Fett is one of the most celebrated Star Wars characters of all time. Over the years, there have been countless fan theories on the character, people dress up like him, buy collectables of him, and of course, the prequels and the extended canons have all explored Boba Fett to some degree.
Well, it looks like the character is about to make a return very soon. THR reports that Temuera Morrison, the actor who played the bounty hunter’s father, Jango Fett, in 2002’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, will now return to the franchise to play Boba Fett in The Mandalorian. As discussed by THR, Attack of the Clones introduced a secret army of clones created from Jango Fett, so it would make perfect sense for the father and son to look alike.
Boba Fett fans, before you get too excited, note that the bounty hunter is just expected to have a small role in season 2 of the series. The character was teased in the season one episode “The Gunslinger,” when a mysterious figure sporting the bounty hunter’s trademark spurs approached the thought-to-be lifeless body of Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).
The Mandalorian follows the travels of a lone bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.