The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, both of whom are reprising their roles from previous Star Wars projects.
Morrison was originally cast in Attack of the Clones as Jango Fett, the father of Boba. Jango serves as the template for the Republic’s clone troopers, and Boba (played by Daniel Logan) is an unaltered clone of Jango. Morrison played both Jango and the clones in Attack of the Clones, and he also played the clones in the sequel Revenge of the Sith. Because of the fact that Boba Fett was revealed to be a clone of his father, Morrison would then go on to record the lines for Boba in a later release of The Empire Strikes Back, replacing the previous voice actor. He has also voiced Jango, Boba, and clones in various Star Wars video game projects, including voicing Boba in the recent Battlefront games. He also voiced the character in an episode of Visions last year. But he got the chance to finally play Boba Fett for real in live action with The Mandalorian season two, when he showed up in four episodes – and now he’s back for the connected series The Book of Boba Fett.
To celebrate his return, Star Wars recently posted a brief look behind-the-scenes:
Though Ming-Na Wen is newer to the franchise than Morrison, she is every bit as excited about being a part of it. She’s no stranger to Disney projects, known for voicing Mulan in the animated films, and she was originally cast in Star Wars as the assassin Fennec Shand in an episode of The Mandalorian‘s first season. It initially appeared to be a one-off, as Shand was supposedly killed in the episode… but at the very end, a mysterious figure approached her body. That tease wasn’t picked up on until later in the show’s second season, when it was revealed that Boba Fett had rescued her (something I wonder if we’ll see in The Book of Boba Fett?), and she subsequently teamed up with him. She also voiced Fennec in a couple episodes of the animated series The Bad Batch last year, set much earlier in the Star Wars timeline. And now she’s starring alongside Morrison once more in The Book of Boba Fett.
In honor of her return in the role, Star Wars also released a brief behind-the-scenes video about Wen:
One of the cool things about these videos is that it’s obvious how excited Morrison and Wen are to be returning, and they are both fantastic in the roles!