The Star Wars films have become a cultural phenomenon, captivating audiences across generations. From the original trilogy’s groundbreaking storytelling and unforgettable characters to the prequels’ exploration of the galaxy’s past and the sequel trilogy’s continuation of the saga, these films have left an indelible mark on cinematic history, inspiring fans worldwide. Now, new reports claim that Temuera Morrison will return to the franchise.
As per One Take News, Temuera Morrison will be returning to the MandoVerse in a different role, deviating from his previous portrayal of Boba Fett. The website reveals that the actor is set to portray Captain Rex in the highly anticipated Ahsoka series, scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus in August.
Temuera Morrison will reportedly play Captain Rex in Ahsoka
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The Clone Wars Fans Are Beyond Excited
Considering the deep connection between Ahsoka and Captain Rex established during their time together in The Clone Wars, it is logical for Temuera Morrison’s portrayal of Rex in the upcoming Ahsoka series. Their bond was further emphasized in Rebels when Ahsoka enlisted Rex and other surviving clones’ help. Although Rex’s fate in the New Republic era remains unknown, it is possible that he may appear in flashbacks. But it’s enough to cause a stir among the fans.
Oh man, that’s awesome. Clone Wars fans will be celebrating this need for days. Now my only wish is to have news that “somehow Tech survives in season 3 of the Bad Batch” and I’ll be over the moon with joy pic.twitter.com/E8tPVZNruS
— Norra ✨ (@NExploradora) May 25, 2023
But absolutely stoked !!!!!
— VeVeDigitalcollectible.eth (@s0undmoney) May 25, 2023
Duddeeeee this is gonna be sooooooo good
— Veezy World Peace 🌎 (@DaNotoriousVIC_) May 25, 2023
Now THIS is cinema
— C$D Lunch77 (@Lunch77Beatz) May 26, 2023
I hope so, he is wholesome.
— Melissa Kampers (@MelissaKampers) May 26, 2023
— AnonSidious (@AnonSidious) May 26, 2023
Additionally, the report highlights the admiration of Lucasfilm executives for the exceptional execution of the series, which played a significant role in Dave Filoni securing his own Star Wars movie. This film will culminate the ongoing narrative that commenced with The Mandalorian and will persist through Ahsoka and future projects. According to the reports, the fate of a second season of the Rosario Dawson-led series will hinge on the first season’s performance.
Having portrayed Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones and Commander Cody in Revenge of the Sith, Temuera Morrison returned as Boba Fett in The Mandalorian season 2 and subsequently in The Book of Boba Fett. He also made a cameo appearance as an unnamed clone in Obi-Wan Kenobi. While originally planned for The Mandalorian’s third season, his involvement was ultimately scrapped.
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Why Is Temuera Morrison Not Happy With Lucasfilm
Recently, the actor expressed dissatisfaction towards Lucasfilm, feeling that The Book of Boba Fett diverted attention away from his character to focus on Din Djarin in a few episodes.
“Well, that Mando guy stole a few chapters of my book. It was painful watching him turn up with some black new lethal sword. And the way he turned up in my Book of Boba, he just destroyed everybody. I’m sure this guy is…ah…ruining my show. But I couldn’t say anything. I’m not the writer, so I have to bear it I guess.”
While an official announcement regarding a second season of The Book of Boba Fett is yet to be made, if Temuera Morrison’s involvement in Ahsoka is confirmed, it indicates the continued interest of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni in collaborating with him. Morrison will probably make appearances in future seasons of The Mandalorian and/or Filoni’s Star Wars film, showcasing the enduring partnership between the actor and the creative team.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is available for streaming on Disney+.
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