Temeura Morrison and Ming-Na Wen as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett

‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ Stars Tease Alliances And ‘Extra Baggage’

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By Kristin Myers on December 4, 2021 at 3:20 PM EST

With “The Book of Boba Fett” making its debut in the upcoming weeks, fans can’t help but wonder if the show will be anywhere near as popular as “The Mandalorian.”

The first “Star Wars” live-action show put Disney+ on the map and has been lauded by celebrities ranging from KISS rocker Gene Simmons to Lizzo when she dressed up as Grogu for Halloween.

“The Book of Boba Fett” will star two familiar faces from its sister series: Temuera Morrison, who will reprise his role as Boba Fett, and former Disney princessMing-Na Wen, who will continue to play Fennec Shand. Wen also voiced her character in the “Star Wars” animated series “The Bad Batch.”

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Temeura Morrison Reveals He Put His Trust In Filmmaker Dave Filoni

Morrison revealed that he had to trust Dave Filoni, the creative mastermind behind “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars: Rebels.”

He also has his hand in the upcoming live-action show “Ahsoka,” which will see Rosario Dawson reprise her role of Ahsoka Tano. Tano first made her jump from the animated “The Clone Wars” into season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” where her character was widely lauded by fans, even if she didn’t agree to train Baby Yoda.

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Not much is known about the character of Boba Fett. Although he only has a few minutes of screentime in the original film, he has become a fan-favorite character. He survived his trip down the Sarlacc pit in the Legends extended universe; however, those stories have been invalidated as canon when Disney took over the franchise from George Lucas in 2012.

Morrison revealed that he didn’t try to study up on the Legends part of Fett’s history and left it up to Filoni to determine the new lore surrounding his character.

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“I did have my reservations, but hey, I trust the people I work with,” he said. “I was so lucky I had people like Dave Filoni who has an ability to connect some of the dots -- some of the ancient dots -- and to keep that authenticity. I relied on him a lot because I'm not one of these actors that reads every comic book and every bounty hunter book.”

Although it’s been a few years since Boba Fett last made his appearance in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” Morrison confirmed that there “will definitely be a number of answers” regarding Fett’s whereabouts since that time.

"Some long-winded answers. Some short and sharp answers. Some colorful answers. We're filling a lot of gaps,” he revealed.

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Ming-Na Wen Teases A Partnership Between Shand And Boba Fett

Wen added that fans will get to see the backstory of Fennec Shand and Boba Fett being explored on-screen. Considering her character was originally only supposed to last one episode, Wen teased that their characters have one crucial thing in common.

"Boba died – or we thought he did – in the Sarlacc pit, so I think that both of them share those near-death experiences in common," Wen said. "They both have a vulnerability that they understand."

She continued, "In 'The Book Of Boba Fett,' there will be a lot of exploration of the dynamics between Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, how they complement each other, and what they get out of that relationship.”

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“He's someone she respects and they have definitely bonded with him saving her. It allowed her to realize that she might be better off not being solo anymore. She sees her alliance with Boba Fett as a very smart move, in the sense that she'll have somebody watching her back. And even though it might be [some] extra baggage to have to align herself with someone else, the reward for her at the moment is greater."

“The Book of Boba Fett” debuts on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

Season 3 of “The Mandalorian” will make its return sometime in 2022 along with the “Star Wars” limited series “Kenobi.”

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