Temuera Morrison is thrilled about playing Boba Fett again and gave some new details on the upcoming Disney+ show The Book of Boba Fett in a recent interview.
The most exciting tidbit is that it will fill in parts of the character’s backstory, particularly what happened to the legendary Star Wars bounty hunter after The Empire Strikes Back.
“We’re going to see his past and where he’s been since The Empire Strikes Back,” revealed Morrison in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes. “Somebody pointed out he’s been kind of stuck in this one place, and now’s the time to actually go back in time and check out his journey and find out more about him. But yeah, that was the advantage for me, was that we hadn’t seen him do much. And along with Robert Rodriguez as director, we were able to sort of introduce him in a dynamic way, bring him back in a dynamic way alongside the Mandalorian. It was just an honor to be asked back.”
Morrison feels pressure to make sure the series delivers to the expectations of fans but feels that they are on their way.
“I just hope I meet the expectations, because you can somehow kind of feel those things. You asked me that question earlier about Occupation: Rainfall – could you feel or sense anything, but definitely on The Book of Boba, you can get more of a sense and a feeling for if it’s working or not. So I think with being involved with that last series of The Mandalorian and having a reentry, it has created a little bit more expectation. But yeah, I feel good. We’ve done some good work.”
Morrison would also confirm that Robert Rodriguez has directed a few episodes of the new show and that “there’s some wonderful directors involved.” The series will be executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who are reportedly trying to adopt Marvel Studios’ successful MCU format.