"Chapter 14" of The Mandalorian surprised many, deviating from a traditional filler episode to delve more into the second season's story. The biggest shock, however, was the inclusion of the one and only Boba Fett, with Temuera Morrison returning after his cameo in the season premiere.
The actor was clearly thrilled to be back, taking to social media to signify his return to the role. A brand new poster of Morrison all geared up was also released, showing Boba Fett clad in his iconic armor. Praise for the actor has drummed renewed interest in a spinoff, which has been rumored since the announcement of Morrison's return.
As always, the episode brought plenty of Easter eggs and references, including the brief appearance of a character from the same alien race as Darth Maul. "The Tragedy" had another Easter egg that was clearly not intended, as a helicopter was accidentally left in the episode.
Now, the Boba Fett actor has discussed his character's potential future in the franchise and where it may lead him...
In an interview with The New York Times, Temuera Morrison addressed the possibility of Boba Fett making a return in current and potential Star Wars projects. When asked whether the actor could reappear in The Mandalorian or a potential Boba Fett spinoff series, Morrison said he'll "have to wait and see," but hoped that he could return:
"I’m just going to have to wait and see. I think a lot of it depends on how things go with this season, but I don’t really know. I wanted to bring everything I had to that [episode] and give them a glimmer of what I can offer. There’s room for this to go someplace. I hope I’m going to be included."
Morrison was also asked about a potential team-up with Baby Yoda, or Grogu, in the future. The actor revealed that he "never got to work with [Baby Yoda] very closely," but was all for the two getting together for a scene:
"Baby Yoda’s probably the biggest actor in Hollywood at the moment, but I never got to work with him very closely or with the people who move him around. I was using him in a not-so-good way, as bait. But hopefully I’ll get to meet him and we can have a little bonding session."
WHAT THIS MEANS
Temuera Morrison clearly has some Hollywood insight and influence, though even an actor as large as him was unable to secure a scene with the absolute tour de force that is Baby Yoda. Perhaps the young Grogu can shed his ego a little bit so that he and Morrison can finally meet and get a scene to themselves. Boba Fett seemed to be sticking around at the end of "The Tragedy," but perhaps the bounty hunter will have to leave just before he can get a look at Baby Yoda himself.
It is currently unknown whether Temuera Morrison is playing coy or actually does not know whether Boba Fett has a future in the Star Wars universe. A similar situation with Bo-Katan actress Katee Sackhoff occurred following the release of "The Heiress," where she stated that she had "no idea" about a spinoff relating to her character.
Clearly, Lucasfilm has had big plans for the bounty hunter for a while though, so a reinvigorated interest in Boba Fett would be the perfect opportunity for the company to capitalize on his successful return. Whether Boba Fett could return in The Mandalorian is a different story, with the remainder of the season still uncertain. It is likely that Mando and Boba Fett will go their separate ways, but perhaps the two could cross paths in the future to create that Baby Yoda/Boba Fett team-up that Morrison hopes for.
Temuera Morrison can be found as the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett in "Chapter 14" of The Mandalorian, which is now available on Disney+.