When Temuera Morrison signed on to play Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, he probably knew he was becoming the definitive face for the clones and Boba Fett. However, he likely didn’t know he’d play his clone son in the future. But in stepping into Boba Fett’s armor in The Mandalorian, and now The Book of Boba Fett, he solidified his place in the Star Wars universe. And if need be, Morrison is willing to play even more of the clones.
The actor spoke to The Washington Post about rejoining the Star Wars franchise as his previous character’s clone “son.” (We first saw this at CBR.) Famously, Jango Fett is the template for a whole clone army. Many of whom we’ve gotten to know through the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We have a lot of live-action Star Wars series on the horizon: Andor, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, among many others in development. We don’t know for sure if Lucasfilm has any plans to feature Clone Wars characters in any of their confirmed or planned live-action series. And Morrison kept pretty mum when chatting with the Post. But he did name a few notable clones he could play.
“Well, there are people—I’m thinking of Captain Rex for one. He looks a little like me,” the actor told the Post. “There’s Commander Cody. What happened to those guys? There’s all those clone armies. That could be something fresh and new and exciting.”
Morrison indicated that his more permanent return to the Star Wars franchise wasn’t set in stone when he joined The Mandalorian’s second season. However, he quickly proved himself as a natural Boba Fett. He added some gravitas and backstory to the fan-favorite bounty hunter. Morrison also proved he could be someone who could carry his own show. He noted that specifically Robert Rodriguez, who executive produces and directs several episodes of The Book of Boba Fett, was someone he really clicked with while working on The Mandalorian. He shared, “I think I had to show some stuff once I appeared in The Mandalorian. I think that gave them confidence to say hey I think this guy can handle it.”
For what it’s worth, he’s handling it quite well. Just a few episodes in, The Book of Boba Fett is among the buzziest shows airing in 2022. So hopefully we’ll see a lot more of Morrison in Star Wars. As Boba Fett or any of his fellow clones.
The Book of Boba Fett is currently streaming on Disney+.