Boba Fett Actor Expected a Mandalorian Return - But Disney Never Called
The Book of Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison believed he was set to return in The Mandalorian Season 3 -- but no one from Disney reached out to him.
Per We Got This Covered, Morrison took part in a Q&A panel at SUPANOVA Comic Con & Gaming convention in Melbourne, Australia where he took questions from Star Wars fans about his legendary bounty hunter. When asked if he was set to reprise his role in the latest Mandalorian season on Disney+, Morrison noted Lucasfilm's silence about a potential Boba Fett return. "I was supposed to be in The Mandalorian season 3 but nobody rang me. I was waiting for the phone call in New Zealand, waiting and wanting to give up," Morrison said.
Morrison also shared in fan disappointment with how The Book of Boba Fett's narrative was handled, including the appearance of Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin and Grogu. Morrison said, "Well that Mando guy stole a few chapters of my book. It was painful watching him turn up with some black new lethal sword. And the way he turned up in my Book of Boba, he just destroyed everybody. I’m sure this guy is… ah… ruining my show. But I couldn’t say anything. I’m not the writer, so I have to bear it I guess."
Temuera Morrison Returns as Boba Fett
Morrison previously played Boba's father Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and later appeared as the voice of Boba Fett in the 2004 re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy. The actor returned to the franchise as the galactic anti-hero in The Mandalorian Season 2. After aiding Din Djarin in his quest to save Grogu from Moff Gideon, Boba Fett returned to Tattooine in the season finale's mid-credits scene where he took over Jabba the Hut's palace, paving the way for Season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett.
While there are rumors that The Book of Boba Fett Season 2 is in the works, Morrison also speculated that reported cutbacks at Disney may dim the series' chances of renewal. "The conversation started like, 'Oh look we’re having a few changes. We’re having a few cutbacks,'" Morrison said. "And when you hear that at the other end of the line, it’s no good trying to negotiate any more money that’s for sure. So we’ll see what happens."
While Morrison did not reprise his role as Boba Fett for The Mandalorian Season 3, the actor did appear in the series in a brief cameo, credited for playing the members of the 501st Legion of clone troopers.
The Book of Boba Fett Season 1 and The Mandalorian Season 3 are currently streaming on Disney+.
Source: We Got This Covered