Temuera Morrison, the actor who will portray Boba Fett in the upcoming Star Wars series, has confirmed that filming on the show has finished. The news arrived during an interview with SFX magazine, in which Morrison talked about filming The Book of Boba Fett.
The Book of Boba Fett is a spin-off of the popular Mandalorian series. Fett was reintroduced to the Star Wars universe in the last season of the Mandalorian. The series will centre on Fett and his partner in crime Fennec Shand as they take over the Jabba The Hutt’s former palace.
Disney had tried to create a standalone series focused on the bounty hunter for a number of years, but it never came to fruition.
Talking to SFX, Morrison talked about the trials and tribulation of filming during COVID and his memories of meeting the original Boba Fett.
Filming is done
SFX pressed Morrison for the series’ title, although the actor was hesitant to comment. However, he did confirm that filming had finished: ‘I can't get into that – my lips are sealed. But filming has finished’.
Morrison also touched on his friendship with Boba Fett’s original actor, Jeremy Bulloch who passed away at the end of last year.
“We did many conventions together. Me and Jeremy and Daniel [Logan, who played the young Boba in Attack Of The Clones], the three of us together. So I knew him and his wife Margaret. God bless his soul for what he gave us."
Disney+ release date
The Book of Boba Fett is scheduled to release this December on Disney+. Fans can likely expect the first trailer for the show to release during the Summer, as the producers will be editing it pretty soon if filming is over.
The series will arrive ahead of the next series of The Mandalorian. The director has confirmed it will be a standalone series, although it’s unclear if the two shows will interject in any meaningful way. With Boba Fett poised to become the new Jabba The Hutt, it would be surprising if he didn’t have an influence or mention in The Mandalorian.