Actor Temuera Morrison actually agrees with some of the criticism surrounding his character!
Morrison plays the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett on the Disney+ live-action series “The Book of Boba Fett.”
The show takes place immediately after season 2 of “The Mandalorian” in the “Star Wars” timeline. Boba Fett has teamed up with mercenary Fennec Shand, played by “Mulan” voice actress Ming-Na Wen, to claim the territory that was once ruled by Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine.
Although some fans are glad to see Boba Fett’s harrowing escape from the Sarlacc Pit, other fans have criticized some elements of the show.
One criticism of the show has to do with the character of Boba Fett himself. In the original “Star Wars” trilogy, Boba Fett was a man of few words. In the new series, critics are saying that Boba Fett talks too much… and Morrison agrees!
Temuera Morrison Thinks That Boba Fett Talks Too Much!
It’s interesting that the fan’s biggest criticism of the character is one that was echoed by the actor himself. In a recent interview with NME, Morrison agreed that Boba Fett is saying far more than he should.
“I’m talking too much,” Morrison said. “This bubba doesn’t talk this much!”
When showrunner Jon Favreau left the set, Morrison tried to reduce the number of lines that Boba Fett had to say.
“‘I’ve got all these paragraphs here! I think we should get rid of it,’” Morrison reportedly said to a crew member. “‘And Jon’s gone to Atlanta, so don’t tell him!’”
Although Morrison thought that he would get away with it, he was surprised by a phone call the next morning.
“Next morning on set, I get a call from Atlanta: ‘Uh, Jon wants you to say all that dialogue,’” he recalled.
Although he didn’t say what episode that was in, it appears that Favreau will just have to disagree with the fans and even Morrison himself on how much dialogue Boba Fett needs to have.
However, that’s not the only controversy that the show has been facing.
‘Star Wars’ Meets ‘Power Rangers’ In Latest ‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ Criticism
seeing a lot of complains about the vibrant colors. My opinion:
• feels a lot like something George would do. Design reminds me of the Coruscant Underworld
• they’re a crazy cyborg biker gang, they’re meant to stand out
• it’s fake and in space stop taking it so serious 🤗 pic.twitter.com/RCGM9CzQyL
— Fred (@fredthejedi) January 12, 2022
That’s not the only criticism that the show has been facing. In the third chapter of Boba Fett’s book, Boba Fett enlists the help of a young biker gang, which includes “Yellowjackets” star Sophie Thatcher. However, each of the bikers has a different brightly-colored bike, which one critic compared to something out of “Power Rangers.”
When asked about the criticism surrounding the biker gang’s sudden appearance, Morrison said, “Some of these things are out of our control. 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.”
Ming-Na Wen actually liked the colorful bikes and said that their appearance was something “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.”
Although fans weren’t fond of the appearance of the biker gang, they were a fan of one new character that the show added.
Fans Love Seeing ‘Machete’ In Space
— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) January 15, 2022
Fans were over the moon to see “Machete” star Danny Trejo appear in a galaxy far, far away. So far, Trejo has only made one appearance as the trainer of Boba Fett’s new Rancor.
“Machete finally made it into space, Star Wars!” Trejo tweeted alongside a photo of him and Morrison behind the scenes. “It was great working with Temuera Morrison and others on #TheBookOfBobaFett!”
“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 fan added. “I hope it’s a regular gig! You fit in well, with the ‘feel of the story.”
Fans hope to see more of Danny Trejo in “The Book of Boba Fett.” New episodes are available to stream every Wednesday, exclusively on Disney+.