Boba Fett’s book star feared the show would reveal too much
Temuera Morrison discusses her concerns about revealing too much of Boba Fett’s mysterious background in the upcoming Bounty Hunter solo show.
Temuera Morrison, star of Ee Book by Boba Fett, worried about too much revealing the mystery surrounding the iconic Star wars bounty hunter. Morrison joined the franchise in the prequel to the second series, Attack of the Clones, appearing as Boba Fett’s father, Jango Fett, while also showing his resemblance to the Clone Army in subsequent movies and shows. With his face being a staple in the Star wars universe, Morrison became the obvious choice to play as Boba Fett, returning to the famous armor in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, before scoring the lead role in Boba Fett’s upcoming solo show.
Boba Fett’s book will continue the epic Mandalorian post-credit scene, with Fett and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) vying for power with Tatooine’s criminal underbelly following the death of crime lord Jabba the Hutt. With Fett plus a bounty hunter in Boba Fett’s book, trailers have hinted that he will explore many new dynamics in the upcoming show, including his relationship with Fennec Shand. Recent trailers have also confirmed that the series will at least fill in some of the gaps after the character’s apparent demise in Return of the Jedi, including how Fett escaped from the jawbone of Sarlacc’s pit.
With the series premiere looming, Morrison discussed his reservations about the hype of the legendary Star wars character in an interview with SFX Magazine. As reported by Star Wars News Network, when asked about apprehensions about creating a Fett-centric show, Morrison admitted that sometimes they “opened the box too much.” Despite his concerns, Morrison went on to thank producer Dave Filoni, whom he describes as having “an ability to connect some of the dots – some of the old dots – and keep that authenticity,” before confessing that he relied a lot on Filoni. Read Morrison’s quote below:
âYeah, and that’s where we’ve sometimes opened the box too much, I think. I had my reservations, but hey, I trust the people I work with. I’ve been so lucky to have people like Dave Filoni who have the ability to connect some of the dots – some of the old dots – and to keep that authenticity. I relied on him a lot because I’m not one of those actors who read all the comics and all the bounty hunter books.
While Morrison’s concerns about the ruin of the mystery surrounding Fett are understandable, with Filoni on board, the legacy of Star wars the characters are well protected. Filoni may understand the Star wars the universe better than anyone, working tirelessly to create stories and characters that fit seamlessly into Star wars cannon. But, while Filoni’s tastes have proven fundamental to keeping Star wars well-preserved characters, Morrison doesn’t give himself enough credit. His appearance as Fett in The Mandalorian is the only proof the character deserves further exploration, and Morrison is the right fit for the job. With its imposing demeanor and its characterization well played and faithful to the canon, The Mandalorian and Morrison helped elevate Boba Fett from the cool but otherwise tasteless bounty hunter to a genuinely scheming character.
Despite the release of a new film, the next two years promise to deliver a busy viewing schedule for Star wars Fans. Next year, at least three TV shows will be broadcast, with Obi wan kenobi, Andor and the third season of The Mandalorian all created in 2022, and while the highly anticipated Ahsoka The series does not yet have a release date, the series may well see Morrison making a second live-action appearance as The Clone wars fan favorite, Captain Rex. For now, only time will tell if Morrison will wear Boba Fett’s famous armor after Boba Fett’s book, But that will all become clear once the show airs on December 29.
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Source: SFX (via Star Wars News Net)
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