As confirmed by ComicBook.com, the New Zealand actor will reprise his role as the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett. He joins the ranks of already memorable characters made popular by The Mandalorian’s first season (here’s looking at you, Baby Yoda).
Morrison had originally portrayed Jango Fett in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. In that Star Wars prequel, the actor took on the role of the father and genetic source of Boba Fett.
Presumably, because Boba is a clone of Jango, Morrison is expected to fill in the role.
Boba Fett made his first appearance in the Star Wars universe through The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, and has since remained a fan favorite for four decades now.
In the original trilogy, he seemingly met his doom in Return of the Jedi, after appearing to fall into the Sarlacc’s maw in the desert planet Tatooine.
But apparently, the fandom’s force is strong with this one, with a vast majority of multi-generational fans clamoring for a sign that the bounty hunter is not dead yet—and maybe, just maybe, for him to appear again on the big screen, or at least on the small screen.
Last year saw the release of a couple of major Star Wars projects in the form of The Rise of Skywalker movie and The Mandalorian series.
Not surprisingly, the former went on to become a huge box office hit, finishing up as the seventh highest-grossing film of 2019 worldwide.
The Mandalorian was no slouch either, becoming a streaming hit in its own right, while also inspiring some memorable memes (here’s looking at you again, Baby Yoda).
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD — YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Boba Fett was actually hinted in one of the series’ episodes.
In The Gunslinger episode, a partially visible caped figure is seen heading towards Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen), accompanied by the sounds of jangling spurs, usually associated with the bounty hunter.
YOU CAN RELAX NOW — SPOILER ALERT LIFTED.
Over the years, the Star Wars mythology has been, more or less, defined by how effectively it can surprise audiences. Vader’s true identity, Kylo Ren’s ancestry, Luke and Leia’s connection, Yoda’s epic little ninja badassery—the list goes on.
With regards to Boba Fett’s appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian (which, by the way, is already up for a third season), could it be really him? Or somebody else, perhaps?
Remember that this is Star Wars we’re talking about, where cloning is as common as backyard gardening. So it’s quite possible that the Boba Fett in the next season might be a clone—well technically another clone because Boba is already a clone of Jango.
But as they say, part of the fun is the joy of the reveal, so fans will have to wait to find out for themselves.
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