‘The Mandalorian’: Temuera Morrison Returning to Play Boba Fett in Season 2

Temeura Morrison will return to the “Star Wars” universe to play Boba Fett in “The Mandalorian” season 2 on Disney+…

Boba Fett will return to the “Star Wars” universe as part of “The Mandalorian” season 2.

Actor Temuera Morrison — who portrayed Jango Fett in the “Star Wars” prequels — will return to play Boba Fett in the upcoming season of “The Mandalorian,” which will debut this fall on Disney+.

The rumors of Boba Fett’s return have been swirling for months after a mysterious character wearing the same boots and spurs as the infamous bounty hunter appeared at the end of the episode titled “The Gunslinger.” In that episode, a fallen mercenary named Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen) was left to die until a shadowy figure believed to be Boba Fett stepped towards the body.

In the prequel film “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” Morrison played Jango Fett, who served as the original copy for the clone army that was built in his image. It was later revealed that a clone was made and given to Jango to raise as his son that he later named Boba. Jango was eventually killed in battle by Jedi Knight Mace Windu and Boba Fett would go onto become a ruthless bounty hunter.

The last appearance from Boba Fett came in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” when his jet pack was ignited by accident and he flew into Jabba the Hutt’s palace before falling into the Pit of Carkoon where he was supposedly consumed by a Sarlacc.

According to reports, Boba Fett’s return will only be a brief appearance during “The Mandalorian” season 2 but considering the series is being treated as canon for the later “Star Wars” universe, it’s hard to believe the character won’t end up playing a bigger role somewhere down the line. While “The Mandalorian” hasn’t officially been renewed yet, pre-production on season 3 has already started.

Stay tuned for more news about “The Mandalorian” season 2 with the season expected to debut on Disney+ in October.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

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