Temuera Morrison to Return as Boba Fett in The Mandalorian

Good morning, afternoon or evening, friends! It is 9.12am on a Saturday morning here, and I have woken up to some great Star Wars news!

Temuera Morrison may not be a name many are familiar with. I am very familiar with this name for two reasons; the first being I am a New Zealander, and so is Temuera Morrison. And because New Zealand is such a tiny place (compared to many other countries), this kind of news is pretty big down under.

Here’s an image of what Temuera Morrison might look like donning the infamous Boba Fett armour:

Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett
Via Google

The second reason (which I hope my Star Wars fan followers will already know), is that Temuera Morrison played the original clone used in the prequel trilogy of movies to create the clones. And as such he was the father of Boba Fett and portrayed Jango Fett for all of a few minutes on-screen time. His kiwi accent is strong in the films, you can’t miss it which is kind of funny from my point of view. You just never get used to hearing another kiwi talking in their natural accent on-screen, especially in a Star Wars movie!

The news is as the headline states – Temuera Morrison will be taking on the role of Boba Fett in the new season of The Mandalorian! I couldn’t be more pleased for Tem, because I know he was struggling to get his career back on track after the smaller roles he did after Star Wars. Now he has a chance to get back to the galaxy far, far away once more, and as Boba Fett, no less!

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4 thoughts on “Temuera Morrison to Return as Boba Fett in The Mandalorian

  1. Hello Julie, that is fantastic news, I actually think the Zealander accent works perfect for Boba/Mandos. It has a melodic drawl to it almost like a southern hemisphere cowboy.
    And IIRC Temuera appeared in the movie Barb Wire and he was the most memorable part of the film, so for him to get a true leading character role is deserved.
    (And again thanks for the pep talk, I needed one) Stay safe.

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    1. I got told off on Instagram for spreading a rumour that hasn’t been confirmed lol! But The Hollywood Reporter seems pretty legit to me so I am happy to share the news because I’m 99.9 percent sure it’s legitimate. And yeah, Temuera Morrison is actually a pretty decent actor. One of the best roles I’ve ever seen of his acting career was in a film called “Once Were Warriors” and he was so mean and evil. I am happy to see him going back to a galaxy far, far away 🙂

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