Recent casting/character news for The Mandalorian’s second season will certainly get fans excited for what’s to come in the fall.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison (Aquaman, Green Lantern) will be returning to the Star Wars universe in the role of Boba Fett for the second season of The Mandalorian, this would support months of speculation from fans about the bounty hunter’s return.
Boba Fett met his end in the feature films in Star Wars: Return of The Jedi but was later resurrected in Legends material and almost got his own movie.
Also, our friends over at /Film first reported that Katee Sackoff (Riddick, Battlestar Galactica) would be playing the live-action version of Mandalorian character Bo-Katan in the series, Katee voiced the character in the cartoon incarnations. Their report was supported by the trades.
There is also speculation Morrison could also be playing Captain Rex as well (THR report teasing this), which isn’t much of a stretch given that all the Clone Troopers resemble the New Zealand actor as they are clones of his Clone Wars character Jango Fett.
Fans have also been speculating that Sabine from Star Wars: Rebels could be showing up as well. A good assumption to make given how Dave Filoni characters such as Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Bo-Katan (Kate Sackhoff) are reportedly already appearing.
Moff Gideon was wielding the Darksaber at the end of the final episode of Season 1. So, adding all these existing characters makes sense. But how they’re used and the extent of their screentime in the show remains to be seen.
Season 2 directors include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed, and Robert Rodriguez (confirmed by HNE back in March).
As previously reported, Rosario Dawson (Sin City 1-2, Clerks 2) is playing Ahsoka Tano and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Planet Terror) is playing a bounty hunter. However, their casting hasn’t been made official by Lucasfilm/Disney.
There is an expectation that Ming-Na Wen would be returning as Fennec Shand given that she survived her episode. The actress shared these images of Shand on her Twitter account recently to celebrate May The 4th aka Star Wars Day.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek reaffirmed not too long ago that the series is still aiming to begin airing in October, which is certainly good news given how many other projects are expected to see delays.
Are you excited that Boba Fett and Bo-Katan are returning?