Boba Fett Movie May Have Hired A Very Familiar Face
Has the identity of the actor playing Boba Fett in a standalone Star Wars movie been sitting underneath our nose this whole time?
We have been drifting along with the assumption that the solo, spinoff Star Wars movie that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will helm will focus on Boba Fett. Picking up that baton and running with it, Inquisitr.com dug around and landed on the IMDB page for an announced "Untitled Star Wars Project." They have Gareth Edwards slotted as the director. They have Gary Whitta down as the screenwriter.
And they list Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett.
Well. Alrighty then!
Temuera Morrison is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having played Jango Fett in George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, as well as Commander Cody in Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He’s lent his voice to Boba Fett and Jango Fett in multiple Star Wars video games. And he was the voice of Delta 38 and a Republic Officer in spinoff Star Wars games. He’s in the LucasFilm fold, and very easily could play Boba Fett in a spinoff movie.
But just because Temuera Morrison played a Fett in a past movie doesn’t mean that he’s going to play him again. And IMDB often fills in data before it has been confirmed. Sometimes it’s inaccurate. Other times, it’s spot on… like when they simply listed Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan atop the Star Trek Into Darkness page. Can’t argue with that!
In addition to Temuera Morrison, the IMDB listing for Gareth Edwards’ untitled Star Wars movie names actors Mike Kasem (with no role) and Mason Brett (playing Sgt. Stakewich). The latter did stunt work on Transformers: Age of Extinction and has a part in the upcoming The Expendables 3. Sgt. Stakewich sounds like a character you’d place in Spaceballs instead of a real Star Wars movie, but who knows? Anything is possible.
The Star Wars universe is very quickly taking shape. The Fantastic Four filmmaker Josh Trank was tapped to helm a standalone Star Wars film, while Rian Johnson was handed the keys to Star Wars: Episode VIII (after J.J. Abrams is done playing with all of George Lucas’ toys). Casting on all of these movies is expected to ramp up if Disney, Bad Robot and LucasFilm want to adhere to the strict production and release schedule that promises a Star Wars movie in theaters every year until the day we die. Stay tuned!
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