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Temuera Morrison talks playing Rex and Cody in future Star Wars projects, bringing back Mace Windu and renaming Slave I

January 13th, 2022 by Marc Comments

With everyone talking about The Book of Boba Fett – we love it, we’re aware not everyone does – star Temuera Morrison has been doing the rounds and discussing what he hopes will happen in the show and even hinting that Boba may not be the only role we see him play in the current Star Wars universe.

Firstly, the actor seemed to confirm the recent rumour that his iconic Ship, Slave I, will no longer be called that: “I think we call it [Slave I] the Firespray. I think I’ve mentioned it in a couple of episodes… it is a gunship now, that’s what we’re calling it. We’re calling it the Firespray gunship.”

Now, we know that Fett’s ship, in-universe, is a Firespray-31-class attack ship, so it’s like calling your car a Ford or a Nissan [or whatever], however, Fett’s Slave I is as iconic as the character himself… although we think that, given how Fett seems to be trying to turn over a new leaf, perhaps he’s looking to clear the ship’s name to something less threatening.

Morrison has also been talking about the legacy of Fett and where he is in The Book of Boba Fett. He explains that the character is still full of simmering rage and is out for revenge against characters like Mace Windu [and people like that].

It’s very interesting that the star mentions Samuel L Jackson’s Jedi Knight who killed Boba’s ‘father’, Jango in Episode III.


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There have been rumours for some time (here) that we may finally see Mace Windu return to Star Wars in one of the Disney+ shows as we know he’s canonically not dead (here).

Could this be what Morrison is talking about when he said episode seven of The Book of Boba Fett is well worth the wait: “The Book of Boba ‘full of surprises’ series. Yeah, we’ve got some good stuff coming up. Ooh, wait till episode seven, wow!”

There have been many rumours about who would appear in the finale of The Book of Boba Fett, with Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, de-aged, being one of the rumours… but could it be Jackson’s Mace Windu?

We know The Clone Wars animated series had an entire arc in which young Boba tried to kill Windu, but it was still left unresolved, but we think this is one that needs to be settled between men… what do you think?

On top of all this, in a new interview, the actor is asked about other Disney+ shows such as the Kenobi series and if we might see him appear elsewhere… his answer was interesting as it wasn’t as Fett that he sees himself appearing elsewhere: “Well, there are people — I’m thinking of Captain Rex for one. He looks a little like me. There’s Commander Cody. What happened to those guys? There’s all those clone armies. That could be something fresh and new and exciting.”

Fans will know that Boba is a clone of Jango Fett and Jango was the template for the millions of Clone Troopers used during The Clone Wars, meaning there’s likely still many others in the galaxy who look and sound like Boba/Morrison, such as Rex and Cody, two Clone fan favourites.

Interestingly, there have been many rumours about Morrison playing more than just Boba in the new Star Wars universe, with Cody and Rex being among his rumoured future roles (here).

I think that, like Mace Windu, Morrison’s mentioning of these characters could point them being on his mind… perhaps he has been is discussions about them? Maybe Mace, Rex and Cody are in Morrison’s and Star Wars’ future? Only time will tell, but we’re here for it all…

Source: The Wrap, Washington Post

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….