Temuera Morrison is returning to a galaxy far far away in “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”, as reported on a number of sites, having played Jango Fett in the prequels who’s son was an actual clone named Boba Fett the New Zealand actor will appear in season 2 of “The Mandalorian” as Boba Fett himself, sources with knowledge of the series confirmed to Variety, having played his father and clone Jango in the prequel movies.
Disney did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the news but it’s been rumored for months now that Boba would make an appearance in the Disney Plus series, after a mysterious off-screen character made similar noises to the bleeps from the character’s suit at the very end of the fifth episode of season 1. All viewers could see was the character’s shadow, as he loomed over the dead body of bounty hunter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).
Boba’s resurrection is not surprising even given that he was last seen falling to his supposed death in the Sarlacc Pit of Tatooine in “Return of the Jedi.” We have known that he found a way to get out alive. How brief his appearance in the show might be that we don’t know, one certainty is that he is hot on the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda’s tail.
Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” which finished shooting just before the coronavirus production shutdown in early March, is slated to premiere in October, and will feature episodes directed by star Carl Weathers and returning helmer Rick Famuyiwa. Although season 3 hasn’t officially been announced, Variety reported exclusively that showrunner Jon Favreau, and the animation and set design departments have already begun working on the popular series’ third outing.
In other recent “Mandalorian”-related news, it was reported that “Briarpatch” star Rosario Dawson also joined Season 2 in a guest starring role as Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice and one of the central characters in the popular animated show “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
“The Mandalorian” was the first “Star Wars” series to launch on Disney Plus, and the streamer has several others in the works, including a mysterious project from “Russian Doll” showrunner Leslye Headland.
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The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news.