Boba Fett is finally making his return to Star Wars in season two of the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
According to the trade, Temuera Morrison, who played Boba Fett’s dad, Jango Fett in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, has signed on to play his son in the highly-anticipated second season. Morrison takes over the iconic bounty hunter role from Jeremy Bulloch portrayed the character in the original trilogy.
Boba Fett is expected to play a small role in the series. The character was teased in the first season in the episode “The Gunslinger,” when a mysterious figure sporting the bounty hunter’s trademark spurs approached the apparently lifeless body of Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).
Lucas film has been trying for years to get a Boba Fett project in motion, with directors Josh Trank (Chronicle) and James Mangold (Logan) both attached to direct a film adaptation at one point, with Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) rumored for the role. Sadly, the disappointing box office results of Solo: A Star Wars Story is what halted any plans of a Boba Fett film.
The Mandalorian season two will see the return of Pedro Pascal as a titular bounty hunter, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Bill Burr as Mayfeld, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. The series will also include some newcomers including Rosario Dawson as Jedi Ahsoka Tano, with Michael Biehn and Sasha Banks in unknown roles. There are also rumors that Jamie Lee Curtis could have a role in the series, but has yet to be confirmed.
Directors on the series include Bryce Dallas Howard (Pete’s Dragon), Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Alita: Battle Angel), Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book). Director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) recently revealed that he did not return to direct episodes due to his commitment on his latest film Next Goal Wins. Favreau will once again showrun and executive produce alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
The Mandalorian season two is on track to premiere on Disney+ sometime in October. You can catch up or rewatch season one on the streamer now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter