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How Temuera Morrison Really Felt About Returning As Boba Fett For The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian, as popular as it has come to be on the Disney+ streaming platform, could have very easily flopped and slunk away to the back of the Star Wars closet where the broken Kenner dolls, the holiday special, and — let's face it – Solo: A Star Wars Story all live in darkness. After all, wasn't this the series we were getting instead of a Boba Fett movie? And how could any Mandalorian-shaped live-action movie or show exist without Boba Fett, the man who made us all Mandalorian lovers in the first place?

After a single season designed to establish this world of Din Djarin's (Pedro Pascal) — full of bounties, scrappy Galactic Empires, and Baby Yodas — it had become clear that we didn't actually need Boba Fett after all. The Mandalorian was (and is) good on its own. But then season 2 came along and brought with it live-action versions of animated Star Wars fan favorites like Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). All of which raised the question — who's coming back next?

The answer is that Boba Fett was coming back — and come back he did. And while producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni could very easily have stunt cast the part like the did with Ahsoka Tano, instead they opted to bring back the man who brought Boba's father, Jango Fett, to life in 2002's Attack of the Clones: Temuera Morrison. Turns out, Morrison has some feelings about finally returning to Star Wars after so many years.

How being Boba Fett is like being Superman

In an interview with The New York Times, Temuera Morrison talked about his long wait to return to the galaxy far, far away. "There was a lot of stuff online about a possible Star Wars bounty-hunter film, and then I was watching all the new Star Wars movies coming out, wondering if they were ever going to do anything with Jango Fett," revealed Morrison. "My agent and I had a number of discussions — when are they going to call me? But then I kept forgetting about it. In this day and age, they have a number of options. They could have called other people to play the part. They can go with a fresh face. They could have called the Rock. I felt so grateful that after all this time, something came to be."

Funny enough, Morrison didn't even know what exactly The Mandalorian was about, but he was so excited at the prospect of playing a Fett again that he showed up two hours early for his meeting with producers.

As for getting to wear the Beskar armor again, Morrison explained that "you put the costume on and it gives you a sense of power. The costume makes you feel like Superman. When I put the armor on for the first time, it just felt right."

With The Mandalorian a certified hit and Disney+ set to continue expanding the Star Wars universe, hopefully Morrison will find his way to show up in that armor yet again.