Temuera Morrison first appeared in the Star Wars universe in 2002’s Attack of the Clones as the bounty hunter Jango Fett. It was revealed that the original trilogy’s iconic Boba Fett was a clone of Jango, raised as his son. Therefore, when the older Boba was brought back to Star Wars in Season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, it made sense for Temuera Morrison to take on the role.
Following his reintroduction to Star Wars canon in The Mandalorian, Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett would go on to lead his own spinoff series, The Book of Boba Fett. While some elements of the series received mixed reactions, Morrison’s return to the role of Boba Fett was generally well received by fans.
In a recent interview, Temuera Morrison looked back on the first season of The Book of Boba Fett, reflecting on the co-stars he had the chance to work with, the new chapters the series added to Boba Fett’s story and fan reactions to the series. Morrison has remained largely positive towards the series and it’s not hard to see why – after having a small role in the prequels, which received little praise at the time of release, The Book of Boba Fett put Morrison front and center and saw fans expressing the love for the actor and his take on Star Wars‘ most iconic bounty hunter.
While speaking to Screen Rant about the series, Temuera Morrison did admit there were elements he may have done differently if given the chance to revisit it. Here’s what the actor had to say about working on The Book of Boba Fett:
“Feeling the love from all the fans, feeling that we’ve done something good and the reaction I’ve been getting from the fans is overwhelming. [I’m] very proud, and just grateful for the wonderful opportunity to play Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett, to work with Ming-Na. We had a wonderful chemistry. It was so easy to work with her. She had been my confidant and it was really a duo effort.
“When I was short on information, we had a wonderful crew around us… I had plenty of people to draw on. And even that was a journey for Boba Fett, [from] where we’d found him and where we were taking him; the introduction of the Tuskens, providing that nourishment, that family environment.
“Now that I’m looking back at it, I don’t know, it’s just one of those things. Things are great when you look back, but there are some things I may have done a little bit different.
“But again, just for me to work with Jon and be part of the Mandalorian family [has] just been quite phenomenal, really.”
Temuera Morrison had previously said he thought Boba Fett should talk less on the show to maintain the mystique that built up around the character following his appearances in the original Star Wars trilogy. Perhaps he would like to portray Boba as a more mysterious character moving forward. While some fans have taken issue with Boba Fett’s more heroic turn in the series, this helped give Boba Fett a more developed character arc following his traumatic apparent demise in Return of the Jedi.
Here is the synopsis for the Star Wars series:
The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and Kathleen Kennedy are all executive producers on The Mandalorian spin-off with episodes directed by Rodriguez, Favreau, Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The series stars Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, and Jennifer Beals.
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Source: Screen Rant