The Book of Boba Fett reintroduced the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter, but with a twist: he’s now a crime lord. Fett battled his way out of the Sarlaac pit and gained the respect of a Tusken Raider clan, as the series has shown through elaborate flashback sequences. The flashbacks have done a good job of illustrating Fett’s attitude regarding ruling with respect. The idea of Boba Fett seeking vengeance is familiar to fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He was hellbent as a child on killing Mace Windu in retaliation for his father’s death, but his several efforts were foiled.
Jedi Master Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) is at the top of Boba Fett’s assassination list, according to Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison. Morrison first appeared in the science-fiction fantasy genre as Jango Fett, the bounty hunter whose DNA was used to create the clone army, in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Later, he played several clones in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Boba Fett in the television series The Book of Boba Fett.
“Mace Windu’s top of the assassination list” – Temuera Morrison
Morrison joked that Mace Windu was at the top of Boba Fett’s hit list at the Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary panel at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. Morrison joked about his thick head of hair and his on-screen opponent, Mace Windu when host Ashley Eckstein questioned him about joining the production in 2000.
“Oh, yeah. I did have hair back then. So, I miss that. And I was really enjoying the movie up until that Mace Windu guy turned up. In fact, I didn’t see the end of the movie. He’s top of the list for Boba Fett. Mace Windu’s top of the list. The assassination list, I’m talking about.”
Morrison’s remark about not witnessing the finish of the movie elicited roaring laughter from the audience, as Jango’s head was slashed off by Mace Windu during that moment. The Jedi Master would undoubtedly be at the top of Boba’s assassination list as a result of this. However, owing to the events of Revenge of the Sith, the prequel trilogy’s last film, Boba’s revenge would be impossible to achieve, since Mace Windu is allegedly killed by Palpatine.
The young orphaned Boba (Daniel Logan) picks up his father’s helmet after the war on Geonosis and grieves his loss. The event signaled the start of a bloody path to becoming one of the galaxy’s most dreaded bounty hunters. Morrison would eventually return to Star Wars in 2022 to portray Boba Fett in his own television series, but he would not be able to exact his vengeance because Windu had been executed by the Emperor about 25 years before.