Played by Temuera Morrison
Have you seen The Mandalorian yet? The live-action Star Wars TV show, set five years after Return of the Jedi, is now available in the Middle East via OSN – just sign up, and you can stream every episode from the first season. The story follows a bounty hunter in the style of Boba Fett, protecting the infant ‘Baby Yoda’ from the remains of the Empire.
Season two is on the way, and actually completed filming before the pandemic hit, which means there should be no delaying its release later this year. Post-production is taking place remotely.
But even bigger news is that season two will feature the return of the original fan-favourite bounty hunter from the Star Wars saga, Boba Fett. First appearing in The Empire Strikes Back, fans may recall that he died falling into the Sarlacc Pit during the early stages of Return of the Jedi. Well, it looks like he got out.
Actor Temuera Morrison has been cast in the role – the Kiwi actor played Boba Fett’s father, Jango Fett, in the second Star Wars prequel, Attack of the Clones. It was revealed in the movie that Boba Fett is a clone of Jango Fett, so it would make sense for them to look identical.
Another casting that is sure to tie in is Timothy Olyphant (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Deadwood), who stars as Cobb Vanth – a character first introduced in the Star Wars novels. He’s the self-appointed sheriff of a small town on Tatooine, and wears Boba Fett’s armour to install justice after it was sold to him by Jawas. Apparently, Olyphant has shot scenes wearing the suit, but considering how important the armour is to Mandalorians, no doubt Boba Fett will want it back.
Other new cast members for season two include Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Bo-Katan Kryze, who she previously voiced in the Clone Wars animated show; and Rosario Dawson (Zombieland, Sin City) as Ashoka Tano, another character from the animated world.
The cast from season one, including Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as the Mandalorian bounty hunter of the title, are all expected to return.