Book of Boba Fett Actor Teases Secret Villains

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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The Book of Boba Fett is Star Wars' latest project on Disney+. After making a grand return during The Mandalorian Season 2. Temuera Morrison's fan-favorite bounty hunter is back with a vengeance in his own series alongside his loyal ally, Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand. The show follows the story of Fett's mission to become the crime lord of Mos Espa, a title previously held by Jabba the Hutt and Bib Fortuna. 

The series is two episodes into its run, and a good chunk of them focused on flashbacks of Fett's survival from the Sarlacc Pit and his relationship with the Tusken Raiders. Meanwhile, in present-day, Fett's takeover of Mos Espa is showcased, and it shows that not everyone is a fan of his arrival. 

So far, The Book of Boba Fett confirmed that the titular bounty hunter has two enemies in plain sight. Jabba the Hutt's twin cousins made their triumphant debut in Episode 2 alongside a dangerous black wookie in Black Krrsantan

Now, a new interview has teased that more unpredictable foes will soon arrive to test Fett and Fennec's leadership in Tatooine. 

Boba Fett Actor Teases More Villains 

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The Book of Boba Fett lead stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen sat down with TV Line to tease upcoming villains in their Disney+ show. 

When asked if there will be more foes that will arrive to challenge Fett, Morrison promptly answered with a resounding yes before being cut off by Wen to avoid spoiling those appearances. 

Morrison then continued by teasing that "there are some colorful chaps" coming in to potentially challenge Fett and Shand in the series, but the actor admitted that he can't really indicate who they are since it's a spoiler.

The full exchange can be seen below: 

TV Line: “Besides the twins, besides Santee, are there any other villains we should watch out for as the season unfolds?”

Temuera: “Oh yes.”

Ming-Na Wen: “See? I told you he was sneaky. Ssh! Don’t say anything.”

Temuera: “We’re not allowed to mention too much about these incoming actors but we look forward to some…That’s just the beginning. There are some colorful chaps coming in to upset the works and that’s part of this wonderful series too; the introduction of all these elements that come in all shapes…”

Ming-Na Wen: “I like that. Elements.” [laughs]

Temuera: “This guy’s good all right. He’s trying to get some stuff out so I got to be careful. I talk too much.”

The Threats of Boba Fett

Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen's latest comments suggest that the series' upcoming villains are a major spoiler. It's possible that fans have seen these characters before or that they are popular Star Wars characters from the comics that have yet to make their live-action debut. 

Given that Fett's takeover of Tatooine is potentially a big deal in the galaxy far, far, away, there's a good chance that his former enemies and even allies would take notice. This could present a plethora of possibilities for the show, thus paving the way for grand returns and unexpected cameos. 

The Book of Boba Fett was previously rumored to feature familiar bounty hunters from the Star Wars franchise. Characters such as Cad Bane, Bossk, and Dengar are a few likely candidates and they all have the potential to spell some trouble for Fett and Shand. 

There's a chance that these bounty hunters are inspired by Fett's latest takeover since a bounty hunter was able to rule Tatooine in an unexpected fashion, thus potentially leading to its own version of civil war where they fight for the throne. 

On the other hand, fans have theorized that Crimson Dawn is the big bad of The Book of Boba Fett. This crime syndicate is popular in the eyes of many Star Wars, and its small screen return could generate hype for the series. 

Given that Darth Maul is dead in the show's current timeline, this would hint that Emilia Clarke's Qi'Ra is Crimson Dawn's new leader, thus fueling speculation that an intense showdown between Fett and Qi'Ra is in the cards down the line.

All in all, Fett is no stranger to dangerous enemies, and it will be interesting to witness how he handles the looming threats in his solo adventure.  

Morrison & Wen's full interview can be watched below:


The first two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are now streaming on Disney+.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.