The Mandalorian Season 2 Welcomes Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett

With Disney+'s The Mandalorian set to return with Jon Favreau at the helm starting this October, the good news parade continues to roll along. With work on a third season reportedly underway and EP Dave Filoni returning to the helm for at least one episode, Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Grindhouse: Planet Terror) and Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp) have confirmed their turns in the director's chair, while those Rosario Dawson-Ahsoka Tano rumors haven't exactly been shot down.

Now comes word that a familiar face from the Star Wars cinematic universe is returning to play famed and infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett: Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett  (Boba's father/clone foundation) in 2002's Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Though his presence was teased in a big way, with his spurs jingle-jangle-jinglin' their way through "The Gunslinger," Morrison's Boba Fett is expected to have only a small role during the upcoming season (unless "The Mouse" is trying to trick us). The Hollywood Reporter reported the news first and exclusively.

Temuera Morrison has played Jango Fett and will now play Boba Fett on The Mandalorian, courtesy Star Wars.com
Temuera Morrison has played Jango Fett and will now play Boba Fett on The Mandalorian, courtesy Star Wars.com

Recently, Morrison appeared in Aquaman as Tom Curry, father to Jason Momoa's DC Universe hero, and had a role in last year's family film Dora and the Lost City of God. His connection to the Star Wars by voicing Jango and Boba Fett carries over into various Star Wars video games, where he also voices other characters.

Set between the events in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, showrunner Favreau and Dave Filoni's (The Clone Wars) The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Disney+'s The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Ming-Na Wen, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, Taika Waititi, Bill Burr, and Mark Boone Jr. star.

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