Actor Temuera Morrison got a chance to star as Boba Fett in “The Book of Boba Fett,” but many fans had mixed feelings about the Disney+ live-action series.
The seven-episode series was hijacked by “The Mandalorian” Din Djarin and Grogu in order to set up the plot for season 3 of “The Mandalorian.” Although the finale aired earlier this month, fans were surprised that Morrison did not make an appearance and bring Boba Fett back into the story.
It turns out that fans weren’t the only ones who were surprised. During a Q&A panel at the SUPANOVA Comic Con & Gaming Convention in Melbourne, Australia, Morrison hinted that he was supposed to be in season 3 of “The Mandalorian,” but never got the call.
Temuera Morrison Suggests That Boba Fett Was Supposed To Be In Season 3 Of ‘The Mandalorian’
During a Q&A panel at the SUPANOVA Comic Con & Gaming Convention in Melbourne, Australia, (via We Got This Covered), Temuera Morrison said, “I was supposed to be in The Mandalorian season 3 but nobody rang me. I was waiting for the phone call in New Zealand, waiting and wanting to give up.”
He also reflected on how Din Djarin “took over” the show, seemingly agreeing with the disappointment expressed by many fans. “Well, that Mando guy stole a few chapters of my book. It was painful watching him turn up with some black new lethal sword. And the way he turned up in my Book of Boba, he just destroyed everybody,” Morrison said. “I’m sure this guy is… ah… ruining my show. But I couldn’t say anything. I’m not the writer, so I have to bear it I guess.”
Right now, there is no news on whether or not “The Book Of Boba Fett” is going to get a second season to add more to Boba Fett’s story. However, Morrison seemed to cast doubt on the possibility when he talked about cutbacks happening at Disney.
“I think there is a few changes going on. We also come under the big umbrella known as ‘Disney’ now too. So it’s one of the last few conversations we had in L.A. The conversation started like, ‘Oh look we’re having a few changes. We’re having a few cutbacks,’” he recalled. “And when you hear that at the other end of the line, it’s no good trying to negotiate any more money that’s for sure. So we’ll see what happens.”
Will ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Get A Season 2 On Disney+?
Temuera Morrison isn’t the only one waiting for a phone call. “Halston” star Ewan McGregor recently reprised his titular role as “Obi-Wan Kenobi” for the six-episode Disney+ series. Although fans have been hopeful for a second season, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy seemed to cast doubt on the possibility in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“You know, I always hesitate to say, ‘No, we won’t do anything more with Obi-Wan Kenobi,'” Kennedy said. “Maybe what we end up doing is something that gets incorporated into some of the other stories we’re doing, or eventually into a movie.”
“Who knows? But right now it’s still our standalone limited series, she added. “We have no plans for expansion right now.”
Will ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ Get Its Own Disney+ Series?
Kathleen Kennedy also seemed to cast doubt that the “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” video game would eventually get its own Disney+ series. Although she admitted that she has seen “a lot of chatter online” and admitted that it “could be really interesting,” she confessed, “It’s not something that’s front and center right at the moment, but what’s interesting in the company that we do is that everybody across all these different lines of business, we all talk to one another.”
“That often doesn’t happen in situations like this, but because so many of the people at Lucasfilm are used to working together, we’re very transparent about what the storytelling is that’s going on — whether it’s in the streaming space or the movie space, or books, animation games, whatever it is,” she continued. “Eventually, it’ll be some kind of immersive entertainment.”
“There are many things we talk about just in terms of how we use technology with ILM inside the company,” Kennedy explained. “So this constant cross-pollination of ideas to determine just exactly what stories move into the movie space, what stories move into the TV space — you never know, because the creative process is very similar in all of those different spaces.”
“And so you don’t have a crystal ball,” she added. “You see what works, and then if it does, you draw from that.”