Star Wars Fan Discovers Boba Fett Actor Lookalike In Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer: Is It Really Him?

By Andrew Gilman Updated:
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Lucasfilm is set to continue its loaded 2022 lineup of Star Wars projects with Obi-Wan Kenobi, scheduled for release on May 25. After years of anticipation, fans were just treated to a Death Star blast of promotional material. A new Entertainment Weekly cover and accompanying photos were released for the series, shortly followed by the debut of the stunning teaser trailer.

Featuring first looks at live-action Inquisitors, Uncle Owen confronting the new villain Reva, and depictions of the sad life Obi-Wan is living as a hermit on Tatooine, the marketing has provided fans with plenty to chew on until the final trailer drops. The series boasts an incredible cast bringing heroes and villains to life, following a growing line of stellar performers in the Star Wars Disney+ arena.

Among those ranks is Temuera Morrison, who also spent significant time on Tatooine in the recently completed The Book of Boba Fett. Morrison has breathed new life into Boba Fett through his appearances in both the aforementioned show and The Mandalorian Season 2, but his first Star Wars role came in 2002 as Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. He went on to play Commander Cody in Revenge of the Sith, General Kenobi's second-in-command.

With Obi-Wan Kenobi set to follow the journey of, well, Obi-Wan Kenobi, many Star Wars fans have been clamoring for Morrison to make a return as Cody in the series. The move would make sense, and Morrison certainly seemed willing to play the part when asked. One fan took a closer look at the footage released for the series, and it appears that Morrison may have been snuck into the trailer beneath everyone's noses.

Is Temuera Morrison in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer?

Inquisitive fans like @ggooblr on Twitter have called to attention a shot from the Obi-Wan Kenobi teaser trailer that might feature Temuera Morrison. The sequence in question involves the Grand Inquisitor, who threateningly spins his lightsaber in front of a citizen on Daiyu while demanding to know the location of the Jedi Master:

Grand Inquisitor, Possibly Tem
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Below is a closer look at the citizen, who appears to have something wrapped around the back of his head:

Possibly Tem
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Upon closer inspection, the citizen has a strikingly similar head outline to Boba Fett, as seen in The Mandalorian:

Boba Fett
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Perhaps the character in Obi-Wan isn't just a random citizen, but none other than Commander Cody, last seen in Revenge of the Sith:

Commander Cody
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If so, this face may be making another appearance:

Boba Fett
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A Case of Mistaken Identity?

To ply devil's advocate, the character seen in the trailer certainly has a strong resemblance to Temuera Morrison. The frame of the head is nearly on point, and if Tem isn't growing much hair these days, then the peach fuzz sported by the citizen could be what the actor grew out. It's not impossible for Cody to have bailed on the Empire, and by this point in the timeline clones may have already been decommissioned. Targeting a former close ally of Obi-Wan's would be an obvious play for the Inquisitors, as well.

That being said, the citizen in the trailer more than likely isn't Cody.

Again, it's not completely out of the question. But the comparisons being drawn seem to be fairly big reaches, ones that look to make a connection where there isn't one. From a plot standpoint, Cody being on Daiyu would be an enormous convenience. Not "Somehow Palpatine Returned" level of big, but pretty damn close. Why would Cody be on Daiyu? Rumors suggest Obi-Wan is there to meet Kumail Nanjiani's character and rescue Leia, so Cody wouldn't be on his former general's radar.

If Obi-Wan were to run into Cody on Daiyu, wouldn't his informant just be Cody? While that eliminates the convenience of his appearance in such a role, such a scenario would open up the door to a different problem. The last time Obi-Wan and Cody saw one another, the latter was following Order 66 by having a tank blast his commanding officer off a cliff. How the two would even make contact again in exile, let alone restore trust, would seem difficult to explain.

None of this is to say that Cody won't be in the series. In fact, there's a higher chance that he is than he isn't. Captain Rex was one of a select few clones able to remove his inhibitor chip; Cody immediately complied with Darth Sidious' orders, completely overtaken by his programming. There were once rumors that Cody would serve as the main antagonist in The Bad Batch, though that role ended up going to Crosshair. Maybe Lucasfilm has been saving him for Kenobi.

The Inquisitors are onto Obi-Wan's scent, and they certainly won't rest until the Jedi Master is found. All capable Imperial troops will be brought in to aid them in their hunt, and who better to help lead the infantry than the clone who served directly under Kenobi? Cody could very well be a Purge Trooper, as seen in Fallen Order, or a commanding officer in any kind of capacity. Temuera Morrison's involvement seems likely, and a return for Cody will probably be a surprise held by Lucasfilm until the series drops.

Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts on Disney+ on May 25.

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