Just when the Star Wars saga wanted to shift gears, the franchise’s future emerged from the unlikeliest place. The Mandalorian proved to be a breakout hit for Disney+ upon the streaming service’s launch in November 2019. And it didn’t take lengthy for followers to get invested within the mysterious bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal) on the present’s heart.
Now The Mandalorian Season 2 is slowly coming collectively. And the Star Wars group can’t wait to see how the collection will issue into the present canon. Based on what we’ve realized up to now, the present seems to be including iconic Star Wars character Boba Fett. But will Daniel Logan, who performed him within the prequel trilogy and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, return?
‘The Mandalorian’ didn’t got down to be about Boba Fett
One of the earliest questions Star Wars followers had about The Mandalorian was whether or not it will heart on Boba Fett. Considering how Lucasfilm practically made a Boba Fett film, a Disney+ collection might have been a stable various. And the truth that Boba Fett has a long time of historical past as an simple fan favourite most likely doesn’t damage both.
Alas, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau didn’t select to go that route. At the time, some followers might have balked on the notion of introducing a brand new bounty hunter donning Mandalorian armor. But in hindsight, the choice to keep away from Boba Fett was a sensible one. After 42 years with the Skywalker saga, the very last thing the saga wanted, it appears, is extra of the identical.
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But season 2 will introduce the bounty hunter
Yet, The Mandalorian Season 2 sounds prefer it’s going again on that unique mission. The present reportedly will carry Temuera Morrison — who performed Boba’s father, Jango Fett, within the prequels — on as Boba Fett. But Boba is an unaltered clone of Jango. So his casting is sensible story-wise. Morrison additionally redubbed Boba’s traces within the Blu-ray model of the unique trilogy.
In addition to Morrison’s casting as Boba Fett, some information retailers are speculating the actor might additionally play Captain Rex. The character is integral to the animated collection Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. And he has a detailed relationship with Ahsoka Tano, whom Rosario Dawson will reportedly play in The Mandalorian Season 2.
But what of Logan? The younger star has been a serious a part of the Star Wars fan group for practically twenty years. He’s one of many solely actors to reprise his unique prequel trilogy function on the animated collection. At 32 years previous, he’s lower than a decade away from Boba Fett’s age on the time The Mandalorian is ready. And he’s definitely nearer than the 59-year-old Morrison.
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Daniel Logan might nonetheless reprise the function as soon as extra
Something doesn’t fairly add up about Boba Fett’s function in The Mandalorian Season 2. Assuming Morrison is enjoying the function, it’s potential the present might digitally de-age the actor for his face time on digicam. After all, the function is generally a voice efficiency anyway. But The Mandalorian might go one other method. Why not have former co-stars Logan and Morrison share the function?
In newer variations of Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett feels like Morrison. But we by no means see his face. Logan might lastly placed on the armor within the uncommon situations we do see Boba’s face on The Mandalorian. The actor is roughly the suitable age, and his canon suits neatly inside the mythos. Plus, followers know he has tons of expertise sporting his personal set of Mandalorian armor.
Besides, The Mandalorian might want to clarify how Boba Fett escaped the Sarlacc. And that might have occurred when Boba was nearly precisely the age Logan is now. Having Logan make even a quick look within the iconic armor can be an effective way for The Mandalorian to tip its hat to the actor’s contribution to the character with out breaking the canon.