Boba Fett Actor Reacts to Obi-Wan Kenobi Appearance Rumors

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The Book of Boba Fett starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen is both something old and something new. Unlike The Mandalorian, which introduced audiences to two new stars, Lucasfilm's newest series features a character from the original and prequel trilogies whose unique lineage and past connects him to various characters from the Skywalker Saga. 

According to Star Wars lore, Boba Fett is an unmodified clone of Jango Fett who the bounty hunter raised as his son. The other clones (apart from one exception) formed the Republic's clone army featured in Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and The Clone Wars animated series; and they all look like Boba. 

After having played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, Temuera Morrison first returned to play his character's son Boba in The Mandalorian, where he actually referenced his unique situation and lineage in saying his face would be recognized. 

As to whether Boba is only one of the many roles Morrison has signed on to play in that galaxy far, far away, The Book of Boba Fett star has finally given a response. 

Boba Fett's Temuera Morrison Addresses Obi-Wan Kenobi Role

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In addition to Andor, Ahsoka, and The Acolyte, one of Lucasfilm's most anticipated Disney+ series is Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. Set ten years after Revenge of the Sith, the show looks to explore Kenobi's adventures on Tatooine and beyond.

Due to Kenobi's relationship with former clone soldiers, including that of the fan-favorite Captain Rex, the show's place in the timeline is rich for potential reunions. 

Therefore, when Temuera Morrison was asked by the Washington Post about appearing in other Star Wars Disney+ series, the actor acknowledged that Captain Rex, "looks a little like me" and how exploring what happened to Rex and the other clones "could be something fresh and new and exciting:"

“Well, there are people — I’m thinking of Captain Rex for one. He looks a little like me. There’s Commander Cody. What happened to those guys? There’s all those clone armies. That could be something fresh and new and exciting.”

A Prequel-Era Reunion? As You Wish

So, will Morrison appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi? The actor's response certainly wasn't a "no." If anything, he only spelled out why this should happen. 

Of all the clones the actor could portray, Captain Rex seems to be the most likely. Even though Commander Cody served under Kenobi and betrayed him due to Order 66, Captain Rex was one of the stars of Dave Filoni's The Clones Wars animated series; and his post-war future has been shown in both Star Wars Rebels and most recently in The Bad Batch.

Having the clone hero return to live-action seems like a given, especially since Rex is close to Anakin Skywalker's former apprentice Ahsoka Tano, who's set to receive her own Disney+ series

Regardless of which clone Morrison could portray, an Obi-Wan Kenobi cameo would be a sort of prequel trilogy reunion. Since the Boba Fett actor played all of the clones in the prequels, the Disney+ series would be the first time Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Temuera Morrison all shared the screen since 2006's Revenge of the Sith

Hopefully, Star Wars fans will hear more about his possibility - and the release date for Obi-Wan Kenobi - in the near future.

New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett premiere on Wednesdays 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.