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Temuera Morrison Reveals More Details About Boba Fett

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    Since his return to the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian Chapter 14 - The Tragedy, Temuera Morrison has been talking about what it was like to return to the Fett family once more.





    Morrison had already spoken to NYT about what it was like to return as Boba Fett, but he elaborated on that a little bit in an interview with starwars.com. He mentioned once again what it was like getting the call and waiting to see what the project actually was, but he also opened up on what it was like to put on the armor.



    One particularly interesting thing to note is that starwars.com says that for a long time, Temuera Morrison was in the same position as the rest of Star Wars fandom; he desperately wanted to return to the Star Wars universe, and knew that he could potentially return as Boba Fett, but no one called him for a long time. He read the same rumors about the Boba Fett spinoff film that we did a few years ago, only for nothing to come of them. Eventually, he says he 'kind of lost hope.'



    Another interesting revelation is that Morrison was actually involved in the initial discussions around Boba Fett's return with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. They would regularly dive deep into the character's motivations, with Filoni offering lots of insight after writing several arcs for Boba in The Clone Wars series.



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    Morrison suggests that he was still trying to figure out what kind of man Fett had become when he sat down in the makeup chair, and that the character's design helped him a lot.



    He also reveals that he deliberately changed the pitch of his voice to set Boba apart from his father Jango in Attack of the Clones, and to also acknowledge that he was playing an older man than before.



    Morrison and Rodriguez connected in several ways on set, playing guitar with each other in their spare time, and Robert played a significant part in guiding Temuera's performances.



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    Morrison also felt that the western vibes of The Mandalorian helped dictate his portrayal of Boba somewhat, something that he recognized after watching plenty of westerns with his father at childhood. He got the feeling that Boba fit that classic gunslinger archetype from the genre.



    The New Zealand actor also touched on how he drew from his Maori background to play the role, but offered even more insight than in his NYT interview. That background helped significantly when it came to fighting with his gaderffii stick:



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    Some Star Wars fans have been surprised at Fett showing off a code of honor that he may not have displayed in his previous appearances in the films and comics, and Morrison admitted that it was a conscious decision to bring out his softer side.



    At the time of the interview, Morrison hadn't had a chance to watch The Tragedy, but he was relieved to learn that his return to Star Wars was received universally well by fans.



    It's an appreciation that certainly extends to all those Star Wars fans who have been waiting to see Boba Fett really kick ass ever since watching him in The Empire Strikes Back, and we can all agree that it was worth the wait.





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    Jango, the clones, and now Boba. It's crazy to think how much Temuera brings to the GFFA. And he still probably doesn't get enough credit.
     
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    I LOVE THIS BEAUTIFUL MAN!
     
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    Who else besides me got chills when he described putting the armor on for the first time in ....how many years ? 37 years since ROTJ?? Holy crap, spine tingles!!!
     
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    Before reading this, I didn't see the need for a Boba Fett spinoff. Now I do--Star Wars needs more Temuera Morrison!
     
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    "I've been tracking you Mandalorian", Instantly gave me chills!
     
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    Well, 18 years since he played Jango in AotC, as it wasn't him playing Boba in RotJ (don't forget about Jeremy Bulloch!)... but 18 is still spine-tingling impressive!!

    I 100% agree -- the best thing they could have done with Boba was exactly what they did; take off the mask and armor and make him human.
     
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    shoot my bad!!!! Thanks!!!!
     
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    Even though it wasn't one of the officially announced titles today, I'm curious if we will still get a Boba Fett spinoff eventually or not. I've seen a few people say that it would be redundant with The Mandalorian, but I think it'd still be pretty cool.
     
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