New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison will be continuing on in the Star Wars galaxy in a big way.
Morrison played Boba Fett’s father, Jengo Fett, in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and has voiced both Jengo and Boba Fett in Star Wars video games – and now he’ll be playing Boba on screen. THR broke the news, reporting that Morrison will be playing bounty hunter Boba Fett in season 2 of Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
The role is expected to be a small part in the second season, which will be hitting the Disney streaming service in October. Boba Fett’s inclusion in the show was teased in the first season’s fifth episode, ‘The Gunslinger.’
As Star Wars fans will remember, Attack of the Clones had a reveal that Boba Fett was a Jango clone. New Zealand actor Daniel Logan played young Boba in Attack of the Clones and voiced the character – as well as the Clone Cadets – in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Don’t be too surprised to find another clone twist of some kind in Mandalorian‘s next chapter.
Season 2 will also feature Michael Biehn, who is rumoured to be playing a bounty hunter from the Mandalorian’s past. The directors lined up include Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Alita: Battle Angel) and Peyton Reed (Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp).