January 31, 2023
Temuera Morrison Opens Up About 'The Book Of Boba Fett'

Star Wars legend Temuera Morrison says “We’re going to see his past and where he’s been” in The Book Of Boba Fett

With filming rumored to have wrapped on The Book Of Boba Fett, Temuera Morrison has opened up about filming the hotly anticipated new Star Wars series. Chatting with Rotten Tomatoes about his five favorite movies, the conversation inevitably moved onto Boba Fett’s standalone series. And although the Star Wars legend was coy with his response, he did open up about the series. And what we can expect to see when the show arrives on Disney Plus this Christmas.

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If you were hoping for an early Christmas present, you’re in luck. According to Tem, the series will delve into Boba’s past. And will explore the timeline between The Empire Strikes Back and The Mandalorian.


Rotten Tomatoes: Will we see more of that Boba Fett, the hand-to-hand fighting Boba Fett, in the new series?

Morrison: Well, we can’t say too much, but we’re going to see his past and where he’s been since The Empire Strikes Back. Somebody pointed out he’s been kind of stuck in this one place, and now’s the time to actually go back in time and check out his journey and find out more about him.

But yeah, that was the advantage for me, was that we hadn’t seen him do much. And along with Robert Rodriguez as director, we were able to sort of introduce him in a dynamic way, bring him back in a dynamic way alongside the Mandalorian. It was just an honor to be asked back.

Hey, it could have gone anywhere. It’s a new time, and I think they’re looking for fresh faces. And of course, again, it was either Dave Filoni or Jon Favreau probably meeting, and then had a few discussions. I was just kind of quietly thrilled when I did do the meeting. I saw a couple of concept photos on the wall and there was a guy that looked very, very similar to me. And I kept saying, “Is that me? Yeah, it must be me. Yeah, it is me!”

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

And then of course, after having a good meeting with these guys and they outlined a few things, it was just wonderful. Again, it was nice to work with these people, and it was just a great opportunity. They brought Robert back in to direct a few more. There’s some wonderful directors involved. It’s hard work now, what we do now, a whole new system, with COVID in place, health and safety regulations.

I just hope I meet the expectations, because you can somehow kind of feel those things. You asked me that question earlier about Occupation – could you feel or sense anything, but definitely on The Book of Boba, you can get more of a sense and a feeling for if it’s working or not.

So I think with being involved with that last series of The Mandalorian and having a reentry, it has created a little bit more expectation. But yeah, I feel good. We’ve done some good work.

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

Trust Tem to use a tidbit of information to send us into delirium. Given his response,  could the series be about to explore the timeline between Empire and Return? Could the Shadows Of The Empire storyline become canon once more? Only time will tell. but this only makes The Book of Boba Fett all the more tantalizing. And I am here for it.

The Book of Boba Fett will release this December only on Disney Plus. 

Source: Rotten Tomatoes


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