January 31, 2023
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The Mandalorian Chapter 14 (© 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.)

“When we find Boba, he’s well-worn, and he’s been through a lot. He’s a survivor, and he’s weathered”

After his stellar return to the galaxy far, far away in The Mandalorian: Chapter 14 “The Tragedy” (read our review), Star Wars veteran Temuera Morrison sat down with the New York Times to discuss his epic return and addressed whether Boba Fett will be popping up again anytime soon.

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The Mandalorian Chapter 14 (Image courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm)

Here’s the official line:

How long have you been awaiting your opportunity to return to the “Star Wars” series?

There was a lot of stuff online about a possible “Star Wars” bounty-hunter film, and then I was watching all the new “Star Wars” movies coming out, wondering if they were ever going to do anything with Jango Fett. My agent and I had a number of discussions — when are they going to call me? But then I kept forgetting about it. In this day and age, they have a number of options. They could have called other people to play the part. They can go with a fresh face. They could have called the Rock. I felt so grateful that after all this time, something came to be. 

Did they talk about his being a different, more seasoned Boba Fett than we saw in the early “Star Wars” films?

Yes. When we find Boba, he’s well-worn, and he’s been through a lot. He’s a survivor, and he’s weathered. Now it was time to find out more about what makes Boba tick. Is he more than just a simple man, trying to make his way through the galaxy? Is he tired of all the fighting? Is he tired of all the killing?

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The Mandalorian Chapter 14 (Image courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm)

Has there been any talk of your returning as Boba Fett, whether on “The Mandalorian” or other “Star Wars” projects — even a series of his own?

I’m just going to have to wait and see. I think a lot of it depends on how things go with this season, but I don’t really know. I wanted to bring everything I had to that [episode] and give them a glimmer of what I can offer. There’s room for this to go someplace. I hope I’m going to be included.

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The Mandalorian Chapter 14 (Image courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm)

Like so many of my fellow Star Wars fans. I was elated when Boba Fett returned in such an explosive fashion. His restoration into the galaxy far, far away has been a long time coming and his involvement in The Mandalorian engaged with my childhood hopes and dreams and turned them into a reality. I only hope that the proposed Boba Fett series comes to fruition.

Only time will tell. If you haven’t already read the full interview I’d urge you to do so. It’s a compelling read.


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Source: NYT


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