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Star Wars fans have had a very eventful week in the aftermath of the latest episode of The Mandalorian. Episode fourteen which is titled “The Tragedy”, saw our heroes hit an extreme rough patch. Din’s ship, the Razor Crest, was destroyed by Imperial forces and Grogu, his closest companion, had been kidnapped. Grogu’s skill with the force means that him being in Imperial hands is a bad omen for the galaxy. Despite these losses Din is able to round up several allies to take part in a rescue mission. One of those allies is fan favorite Star Wars character Boba Fett.
First appearing in a non speaking role as a lackey of Darth Vader in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett has become a staple of the franchise. His role was expanded in Return of the Jedi, however, he was killed off in a fight with Luke Skywalker early in the film. Luckily, due to his popularity with fans, this was not the last we saw of Boba Fett. His backstory was revealed in the Prequel film series most specifically Attack of the Clones. The film features a child aged Boba Fett and his father Jango Fett. Witnessing his father’s death is what puts Boba Fett on the bounty hunting path.
This was Boba Fett’s last live action appearance until this episode of The Mandalorian aired. Temuera Morrison who played the role of Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones and went on to voice Boba Fett in Star Wars video games was chosen to portray the character. Temuera’s triumphant return to the Star Wars universe is being celebrated by fans all over social media.
People were thrilled that The Mandalorian went with the decision to cast a familiar face in the Star Wars universe. Temuera Morrison also opened up about how his own culture influenced his performance as Fett. A member of Maori nation in New Zealand, Morrison noted that his training in the traditional haka dance and proficiency with Maori weapons helped him film the complicated choreography in the fight scenes. Given that Temuera is nearly sixty years old, it is highly impressive just how masterfully he brings Boba Fett back to our screens.
We can assure that Boba Fett will be heavily featured for the rest of the season since he owes Din a debt. His skills will be of paramount importance when it comes to rescuing Grogu. However, don’t be surprised if Boba Fett betrays his newfound ally. After all there are no rules on this side of the galaxy and Boba Fett is a bounty hunter first and foremost. Also, we know that he will find himself in the employ of the Empire by the time Luke Skywalker begins his own journey years later. The only way to find out what happens next is to tune into the last two episodes of The Mandalorian.
Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!
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