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Will This New Mandalorian Character Be Heavily Used?

(Warning! Spoilers for Star Wars: The Mandalorian follow.)

You were warned! On with the spoilers.

Actor Temuera Morrison appeared in the first episode of the second season of The Mandalorian, Chapter 9: The Marshal. Morrison played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Jango Fett is long gone, but it previously leaked that Morrison would play Jango Fett’s clone of a son, Boba Fett, in the show. (Morrison is also listed on IMDb as playing Boba Fett in the episode.) It seems clear that Boba Fett is in The Mandalorian. And not only that, but it seems clear he was first seen in the very first episode of just the second season of the show.

Here Comes Some Heavy Use For Boba Fett

Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Will he be heavily used by the show’s makers? (photo credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

Could they be featuring him in many episodes throughout the second season, and possibly the third?

Either way, what a treat. This is Boba Fett we are talking about. This is a character who, with his cool armor and more, has wrought awe and wonder in himself since he first appeared in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (or the Holiday Special, depending on if you acknowledge that exists) .

In fact, will Boba Fett be used so much that the show will reveal, or at least suggest, that the Mandalorian as said in the show’s title is him? That he’s the Mandalorian Din Djarin, the show’s protagonist, sought out? It’s entirely possible.

More Than Just Boba Fett At The End Of The Day

Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi. (photo credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

The reveal of Boba Fett was just one of several interesting elements to the episode. We finally saw a Krayt Dragon on-screen. (This is a bit of a dream come true for those who knew about Krayt dragons.) Also, we saw more of Tatooine, which, with its twin suns and more, encapsulates so much of that sweet Star Wars DNA.

Further, we saw more Sand People. And we saw more non-Sand People inhabitants of Tatooine. (In reality, we saw more of their life, through the Krayt Dragon, Sand People, the non-Sand People’s relationship with the Sand People and the struggle against the Krayt Dragon for survival.)

The Krayt dragon in Star Wars: The Mandalorian, season 2, episode 1: Chapter 9 — The Marshal. (photo credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

What do you think they’re going to do with Boba Fett? Should he be a large part of the second season? Are you excited to see Morrison back in the role? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook at Star Wars Fanatics.

New episodes of The Mandalorian will show Fridays through Dec. 18 on Disney+.

By Rhett Wilkinson

At nine years old, Rhett Wilkinson wrote stories about Han Solo & Princess Leia's son Ben Solo, so he's waiting for Disney to pay up! Rhett is the owner of Hero's Journey Content and author of "'Star Wars' Is Still Intact: Re-finding Yourself in the Age of Trump." His work has been seen in USA TODAY, ESPN & the Pew Forum. He also was a screenwriter for the theatrical production "Before Your Time" and is a survivor of abuse. Reach him on Twitter @rhettrites.

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