While Lucasfilm might not be having such a good time in the major motion picture department, the studio has succeeded on the small screen with its TV series on Disney+. And taking the helm in that journey is The Mandalorian, which has turned out to be a boon for both the studio and its parent company Disney thanks to the amount of viewership it attracted from the fandom.
And with this well-earned success, Lucasfilm is able to build an entire sub-universe within the leading franchise that focuses on many notable characters from the main story, one of them being Boba Fett. But despite being one of the most prominent characters from the series, it seems like he may have been shoved aside by the studio.
Boba Fett Was Sidelined In The Mandalorian Season 3
While Pedro Pascal might be the one who took us deeper as Din Djarin into the lore of the clan of Mandalorians in the galaxy, one of the most feared among all of them was none other than Boba Fett, played in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by Temuera Morrison. Thus, when the star returned from the dead in the Disney+ mini-series The Book Of Boba Fett, fans were excited to see what he will bring to the table. Alas, the hype has died down, and there is still no sign of the feared mercenary anywhere, let alone in the third season of The Mandalorian.
Recently, Morrison talked about how he was supposed to be part of the third season of the superhit Disney+ series but was not contacted by Lucasfilm or their parent company in any manner whatsoever. This was especially confusing as the appearance of Din Djarin in The Book Of Boba Fett had a critical connection to the third season of The Mandalorian, especially when he gets hold of The Darksaber in the mini-series. Morrison reported:
“I was supposed to be in The Mandalorian season 3 but nobody rang me. I was waiting for the phone call in New Zealand, waiting and wanting to give up.” Temuera Morrison on why he wasn’t in The Mandalorian S3 pic.twitter.com/rx3GaEyyj4
— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) April 24, 2023
This got the fandom riled up as many believed that bringing back such an important character was a waste when all they did was sideline him from the main ongoing series. Thus, their reactions to this news seem justifiable.
Disney did him dirty.
He was also supposed to be in Obi-wan Kenobi Season 1, reprising the role of Commander Cody and he'd stay on Tatooine watching over Luke, so Obi-wan could leave to get Leia without putting Luke at risk. Instead, Bail just didn't want anyone but Obi-wan?🤨
— MNSoda🇺🇦🏳️🌈💜🤍♠️ (@MNSoda3) April 24, 2023
Oh no they played Tem 😭
— 天道虫 Beck B 梟 (@RafflesiaAng) April 24, 2023
More reason to NOT want the people behind Mando to have more access to Star Wars projects 😤 Temuera deserves better!
— Rachael Kelleher (@PocketScribbles) April 24, 2023
Yeah. It’s clear that they only brought Din into BOBF to explain how Grogu was back with him so fans wouldn’t be surprised when Grogu was with Din in season 3.
— Nomad9223 (@Nomad9223) April 24, 2023
This is somewhat disrespectful, especially since the book of boba fett is a chapter of the Mandoverse.
— 🇮🇹_Hot_Animated_Gamora❤️💙 (@Lorenzo74209291) April 24, 2023
The frustration that the fans are feeling also stems from the fact that with so much going down in The Book Of Boba Fett, only a very limited part was given to retelling the story of the masked mercenary of old from Mandalore.
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Why Temuera Morrison Didn’t Appear In The Mandalorian Season 3?
Temuera Morrison also shed some light on the reason why he was left out from making an appearance in the third season of Din Djarin’s adventures despite being the one who helped set up its premise. He stated how despite the story going a certain way, the studio decided to change certain aspects, which also included the exclusion of his character.
I really feel bad for Temuera Morrison. Sidelined in his own show then not even brought back for the Mandalorian. pic.twitter.com/A90P31EppQ
— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) April 24, 2023
Thus, these statements shed some light on how a deserving character was pushed to the sidelines thanks to changes made to the script.
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