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Temeura Morrison reveals The Book of Boba Fett will answer a lot of fans’ questions

June 12th, 2021 by Marc Comments

One of the most exciting moments of last year was at the very end of The Mandalorian Season 2 when Luke turned up. The reveal that we were getting a Boba Fett series called the Book of Boba Fett was a close second.

And now star Temeura Morrison has been chatting about what the now filming series will be and it seems it’s something we’ve waited for a long, long time.

Fans will know that the second season of The Mandalorian revealed that Boba Fett was alive and well and had been living his life among the Tusken Raiders on Tattooine but came out of retirement to help Din Djarin and Grogu, and seemed to be a reformed man, cleaning up his suit and getting rid of the Wookie braids and other artifacts that identified him as a bounty hunter, a man of conflict. He’s now on a righteous past.

And, while I want to see more of that, I also really want to know how he survived the Sarlaac Pit he plummeted into at the end of Return of the Jedi (I know the story in the now de-canonised EU books etc) and what he’s been doing since then.

And that seems to at least be part of the story that’s coming later this year.

Morrison addresses the fact that, even though Fett is widely considered one of Star Wars’ biggest badasses, he’s never really been seeing doing anything until The Mandalorian when he finally got to demonstrate why he’s the most feared name – after Vader – in the galaxy. Morrison addresses this in the new interview: “No one’s actually seen him do anything besides stand there. And of course, his claim to fame was catching the man, I guess. But other than that, he was a pretty elusive bloke. So this [The Mandalorian] was an opportunity again, to work with [director] Robert Rodriguez, who gave it a little bit of an edge. And I think Robert’s ability was to sort of make a good point of making this guy explode. After it, Jon Favreau come up to me and just said, “Congratulations, the fans loved it.””

Oh, and love it, we did.

After a lackluster payoff to the sequel trilogy, interest in Star Wars was waning but The Mandalorian dragged it back kicking and screaming and fans loved every second of it.

So, what of The Book of Boba Fett? “Well, we can’t say too much,” Morrison says, “but we’re going to see his past and where he’s been since The Empire Strikes Back [we think he means Return of the Jedi – honest mistake]. 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.”

He says he had a meeting with showrunners Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau and was just excited to be asked to come and talk to them about bringing Boba to The Mandalorian and back to Star Wars in general: “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!””

He reveals that Rodriquez is back directing on the Book of Boba Fett but he’s not alone: “There’s some wonderful directors involved.”

However, he feels the pressure of maintaining Fett’s legacy for the millions of fans waiting to see the show: “I just hope I meet the expectations,” he says, “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.”

IT’s worth remembering that Morrison, pre-The Mandalorian, has never played Boba. Boba was originally played by several actors, primarily the late Jeremy Bulloch and then when we met him as a boy in the prequels, he was played by Daniel Logan; Morrison played Jango Fett, the father of Boba and the template for the Clone Troopers, who Boba shared a face with, so it makes sense he plays the older Boba but I’d imagine if we see a young Boba in this series we may see either a de-aged Morrison or, and this would be great, the return of Daniel Logan who still flies the flag for Boba with great delight.

Anyway, I’m excited as heck to have Morrison and Boba back and can’t wait for this show to drop.

Thoughts? Let me hear them.

Source: RT

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….