Book of Boba Fett Star Responds to Fat Shaming With New Training Video

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Ever since The Rise of Skywalker left theaters, live-action Star Wars has been dominated by Mandalorian bounty hunters on the verge of a career change. For instance, in The Mandalorian, Din Djarin or Mando was a bounty hunter turned father figure; and then in The Book of Boba Fett, Boba is no longer a bounty hunter but rather Tatooine's newest daimyo. 

Even though the redeemed gun-for-hire storytelling trend looks to end with Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 25, it won't be for long. The galaxy's favorite foster father mercenary is set to return in Season 3 of The Mandalorian later this year. On the other hand, the future of Boba Fett and a second season of his solo series remains unknown

While both seasons of Mando were huge hits, Star Wars fans were less enthralled with The Book of Boba Fett and Lucasfilm's portrayal of the iconic bounty hunter. Due to the internet continuing to be a wretched hive of scum and villainy, Boba's own Temuera Morrison has borne a considerable brunt of complaints and critiques.

Much like the now-reformed Boba Fett, the manner in which Morrison has now responded to certain criticisms is likely to yield the actor more respect from the fan base than ever.

Book of Boba Fett's Temuera Morrison Strikes Back in New Video

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In response to those who dared to fat-shame Lord Fett, actor Temuera Morrison posted a hilarious response to Instagram which is sure to produce a few chuckles from Star Wars fans.

In his delightfully flippant video, Morrison can be seen doing reps with a rather weight-less barbell in reply to the equally weightless comments in which the actor was called "Boba Fat."

His amusing caption reads as follows:

"Someone called me Boba Fat so I thought I'd do something about it. Thanks my trainer and bro Jen Kuosung."

Even though The Book of Boba Fett is Lucasfilm's latest Star Wars project, 61-year-old Temuera Morrison is no stranger to the Star Wars Universe. 

After having played all the clones and Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, Morrison returned for Revenge of the Sith and has voiced various clones in various Star Wars video games. 

He then appeared in The Mandalorian as Jango Fett's clone son, Boba Fett, before starring in his character's own solo series on Disney+.

Temuera Morrison Doesn't Need the Armor

While fans don't know if Season 2 of The Book of Boba Fett is in the Star Wars stars, due to Boba and Mando's relationship, it wouldn't be a surprise if audiences see Daimyo Fett again at some point in Season 3 of The Mandalorian

On the other hand, it's likely that fans will see Temuera Morrison in another Star Wars role sooner rather than later, especially since Morrison is rumored to be playing prequel trilogy clones, such as Commander Cody or Captain Rex, in Obi-Wan Kenobi

It's also worth noting that, unlike the character of Boba Fett, Cody and Rex aren't new roles for the legendary Star Wars actor but rather reprisals. And, if Morrison does appear as a clone trooper, it may only be the beginning, as Captain Rex had a close bond with Ahsoka Tano and is suspected to appear in her upcoming Disney+ series as well. 

With job security and a resume like Morrison's, it's no wonder that he can laugh off the haters. 

All episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are available to stream on Disney+.

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.