Modern “Star Wars” has found several clever ways to make use of Temuera Morrison’s talents over the years — and, no, we’re not referring to that weird phase where the internet obsessed over the actor promoting a Polynesian spa. Thanks to some slightly convoluted franchise lore, the actor was able to dub the voice of bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original trilogy, portray Boba’s father Jango and the other clones in the prequels, and “return” as an older Boba in both “The Mandalorian” and its spin-off, “The Book of Boba Fett.” He even made a surprise cameo appearance in the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series last year.
Now, “The Mandalorian” has brought him back once again for a different role, as the credits confirm that he recorded brand new lines for the various clone soldiers attacking Kelleran Beq and the rest of the Jedi throughout the sequence. While it’s possible that we will continue to explore more of Grogu’s experiences during this flashback in future episodes, it’s likely that this was only a one-off voice cameo for Morrison.
Intriguingly, however, his time in the “Star Wars” sandbox overall may not be done just yet. Though far from confirmed, Making Star Wars recently reported that the presence of new Boba Fett-related props for an as-of-yet unknown production indicates plans to bring back the character in some fashion. The possibilities range from season 4 of “The Mandalorian” to season 2 of “The Book of Boba Fett” to something altogether more unexpected, such as a mega-crossover event down the line uniting “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” “Ahsoka,” and other spin-offs currently in the pipeline. What will it be, if anything? It’s anybody’s guess, but one thing’s for sure: We’ll gladly take all the Temuera Morrison appearances we can get.
New episodes of “The Mandalorian” premiere Wednesdays on Disney+.