It’s safe to assume that when Temura Morrison finished shooting Attack of the Clones, he thought his time in a galaxy far, far away was over. And why wouldn’t he, back then Star Wars films were few and far between, and something truly special. Little did he know 20 years later he would be back in the Star Wars universe, but not as the character he was known for, but as the son of that character.
While speaking with The New York Times, Morrison talked about the first meeting he had with Lucasfilm about returning to play the beloved Bounty Hunter, Boba Fett. You can check out what he had to say below.
“I wasn’t even quite sure what The Mandalorian was about, but I kind of knew that Jango and Boba had their own Mandalorian history. At the time, I was in Los Angeles, meeting on another film, so I was pleasantly surprised to get the call. I actually got to the meeting quite early — I was so excited I got there about two hours early — and there were conceptual drawings on the wall. I saw an image that looked like me, and I said, I’m sure that’s me. But even then, I didn’t want to get too excited.”
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“I was just listening — I wasn’t discussing anything. I’m just nodding, going, yes, yes. Obviously, they had their ideas about what they wanted to do, and they must have told me that they wanted me to play the role again. But I was so nervous that some of it was just going straight over my head. I was just going: ‘Wow! This is great.’ It wasn’t until I got back in the car after the meeting that I went, “Is this actually going to happen?” But as you saw, it happened, all right.”
It did indeed happen. And it was some of the best Star Wars content in a long time in my opinion. The right mix of nostalgia, and a new arc for the iconic character of Boba Fett that fit well with the story of The Mandalorian. Looking ahead we have an awesome rescue mission with a kick-ass team to do it. Friday is going to be a lot of fun
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Source: The New York Times