Danny Trejo and Temuera Morrison on The Book of Boba Fett

'Star Wars' Fans Are Going Nuts Over 'Machete' In Space!

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By Kristin Myers on January 16, 2022 at 7:08 PM EST

Fans of "Star Wars" are going crazy over THAT surprise celebrity cameo in the last episode of "The Book of Boba Fett."

On Wednesday, the third chapter in Boba Fett's story was finally released for fans to stream on Disney+.

Fans were shocked to see one familiar face serving as the trainer of Boba Fett's new Rancor: "Machete" star DannyTrejo!

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'Machete Finally Made It Into Space'

Fans were overjoyed to see the cameo appearance, especially after Trejo posted a behind-the-scenes snap to his Twitter account.

"Machete finally made it into space, Star Wars!" he tweeted alongside the snap. "It was great working with Temuera Morrison and others on #TheBookOfBobaFett!"

The "Machete" film series has become somewhat of a cult classic with fans who embraced Trejo into a galaxy far, far away!

"And now it's [canon]," one fan commented. "I actually smiled seeing you appear. Then I was nervous the whole scene with the Rancor that you wouldn't survive... because it was you... in Star Wars, lol."

"Sooo happy to see you in Star Wars," another fan wrote.

"Enjoyed seeing you show up!" another commented. "I hope it's a regular gig! You fit in well, with the 'feel of the story."

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Temeura Morrison and Ming-Na Wen as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett
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"My 16 year old literally screamed as you appeared!" another wrote. "'That's Danny Trejo!' is now ringing in my ear! Best cameo yet on [the] Book of Boba Fett."

"He is automatically my favorite Star Wars character," one fan commented, to which another fan replied, "Same."

"I thought there was going to be a violent twist," another fan wrote. "I was glad to see you in a good nurturing role. TBOBF is such a great show, showing good people can be bada--es too."

Although many fans have fallen in love with the latest "Star Wars" live-action series, there were some elements of the last episode that gave some fans pause.

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'Star Wars' Stars Respond To 'The Book Of Boba Fett' Controversy

Although many fans were glad to see Danny Trejo appear in the show's third episode, there were some elements that fans vehemently opposed. One of these was the sudden appearance of a biker gang who drive around the sandy sands of Tatooine on brightly colored speeders. One critic likened their appearance to the "Power Rangers."

During the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday, The Hollywood Reporter asked stars Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) how they felt about the recent criticism.

“Some of these things are out of our control,” Morrison said. “We can’t say as performers ‘We don’t want to work with these people, that’s not good enough.’”

“They brought a lot of color to it, I thought,” he continued. “They were great; [they] were working hard.”

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Wen pointed out that the bikes were something that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas might have appreciated.

“This is a real homage to the things [creator] George Lucas always loved,” Wen explained. “Whether it was the Mods in the ’60s, or [Lucas’ hot rod film] ‘American Graffiti.’ At the same time, it lends itself to learning more about Tatooine. And Sophie was a lovely human being, and I definitely enjoyed getting to know her.”

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Morrison also defended some of the criticism that the show has received about the way the death of the Tusken Raiders was treated.

As Morrison explained, “They are the Indigenous of the sands of Tatooine, and I was creating a little bit more history about their own culture, and I was pulling from my own culture, in a way, in terms of the ceremonies and preparing the warrior and preparing a weapon. And Boba has never experienced a real family before, with the young Tuskens and the old Tuskens, and protecting their land.”

“We knew so little about the Tuskens, and [the show] really gave them an incredible backstory,” Wen added. “I thought all of those elements really enrich who the Tuskens are.”

“The Book of Boba Fett” is available to stream on Disney+. New episodes are available every Wednesday.

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