Boba Fett returning for 'The Mandalorian' (played by a familiar face) — report

The bounty hunter Boba Fett from "Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi."
The bounty hunter Boba Fett from "Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi." (Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Boba Fett will appear in the second season of Disney Plus' The Mandalorian, played by veteran Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood trade reports that it's "expected" that he'll play "just a small role" in the already-filmed second season - with THR confirming that Fett was the character  that walked up on the dead body of Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen) in season one.

Morrison played Jango Fett in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, and his character's DNA was used for the clone army that would become the original Stormtroopers - as well as Jango's adopted son, Boba Fett.

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A young Boba Fett (left), a clone of his father Jango, from "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones." (Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Daniel Logan played the young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, while the character was played by multiple actors - Jeremy Bulloch, John Morton, Mark Austin, Don Bies, and Nelson Hall - in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Morrison voiced Boba Fett in the re-releases of the Star Wars original trilogy and several video games.


The character died in Return of the Jedi, although now non-canon comic books and prose novels revealed that he survived. If THR's report is accurate, this would mark the first confirmation that he also survived in the new continuity - though the "how" remains to be seen.

The Mandalorian's second season is expected to debut this October on Disney Plus.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)