The galaxy’s most brutal bounty hunter is about to turn Tatooine upside down in the final episode of The Book Of Boba Fett. Here’s some The Book Of Boba Fett BTS facts you didn’t know.
Ming-Na Wen Never Auditioned For Fennec Shand, She Just Got It
It was in Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside Of You Podcast that the actor reveals she was a huge Star Wars fans from the beginning. Fennec Shand is easily one of the best things to have come out of the show. The Book Of Boba Fett has only enriched Ming-Na Wen‘s character’s backstory after she was introduced in The Mandalorian. The reason she is in the Star Wars universe now is because the actor just happened to be at the right place and at the right time. A chance encounter with Deborah Chow and their mutual love for the galaxy far, far away was all she needed to get that ticket.
The Mos Espa Dog Droids Do Exist
In the show’s very first episode, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand walk the streets of Mos Espa. A couple of dog like robots could be seen in the background. They were not props created by the props department of the show. Unlike the other droids of the series, the dog droids were actual robots. Created by Boston Dynamics, the Spot robot is a quadrupedal robot that was equipped with custom fit panellings for the show. The Book Of Boba Fett continues the Star Wars tradition of taking real world objects and adapting them to fit the franchise.
Temuera Morrison Took Cues From His Māori Heritage
The Book Of Boba Fett took great pains to show us the traditions and rituals of the Tusken Raiders. They were not just a band of bloodthirsty thugs of the Dune Sea. They were governed by a set of complex rite and rituals, passed down from one generation to the next. Temuera Morrison’s Boba is finally accepted into their tribe when they do their dance by the bonfire along with him. Morrison grew up in New Zealand. Coming from a Māori bloodline, he grew up learning the haka dance of the Māori. He brings that same warrior culture energy to the show.
The Book Of Boba Fett Does Not Use Green Screens
Green screens are used by high value productions to recreate impossible background without the need to travel to that location. It has been a stable of CGI-rife movies since time immemorial. But that no longer applies to shows like The Book Of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian. The show instead uses 20 foot tall LED walls that can be programmed to project any scene or background. It is much more dynamic that the green and blue screen technology Morrison was used to when filming for the prequel trilogy was taking place.
Mok Shaiz, The Mayor, Is Entirely Animatronic
The scheming Ithorian politician is an example of the show relying on practical effects rather than CGI technology. Believe it or not, Mok Shaiz is not CGI rendered. Instead the prop was created entirely out of servos and prosthetics. That’s right – Mok Shaiz is entirely made out of animatronic technology. Both Ming-Na Wen and Temuera Morrison were vocal about their praise for the props department of the show for coming up with the idea for Mok Shaiz.
Morrison Hit The Gym Way Too Many Times To get Back Into Shape
Now 60 years old, Morrison knew he had to give justice to the legendary bounty hunter. From his escape from the Sarlacc pit to his encounter and assimilation into the Tusken Raiders tribe, he has changed. Boba Fett has blossomed into an even finer warrior by the time of The Book Of Boba Fett’s events. The actor shows the extensive range of equipment he has in his home gym and the amount of weapons he practices with on a daily basis to remain in fighting shape.