In a recent article, Temuera’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT co-star has offered her feelings on how Boba should be if the show should get a season two. I have to say while I loved what Tem brought to Boba in both his own show and THE MANDALORIAN, I have to agree about Boba’s character going forwrad. Feel free to read on for what Ming Na had to say.
Boba Fett Should Be More Like The Original Trilogy Version In The Future, Says Star
When asked about a potential Book of Boba Fett season 2, Ming-Na Wen stated the titular character should be more like his original trilogy depiction.
Co-star of The Book of Boba Fett Ming-Na Wen has stated that she thinks Boba should be closer to how he was depicted in the original trilogy in Star Wars‘ future. While no second season of The Book of Boba Fett has been confirmed, the expansion of the New Republic Era under the eyes of Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau means that the notorious bounty hunter-turned-Daimyo has a high chance of appearing again in the future. With The Book of Boba Fett taking the character in a new, honor-based direction, many have wished for a return to the brutal ways of Boba during the original trilogy.
This is a sentiment shared by Ming-Na Wen, who played Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett alongside Temuera Morrison. In an interview with Collider, Wen was asked her thoughts on where she would like to see the characters and story go, should The Book of Boba Fett season 2 be made:
“You know, he’s this Lord now of Tatooine, and he is managing to have some control, but he was trying to do it one way, and I’m not sure how effective it was. He was trying to have a greater honor system, and I would love to see that he turns back to a bit more like what Boba Fett was in also being able to maintain justice, or accomplish what he needs to accomplish on Tatooine.”
As alluded to by Wen, the point of The Book of Boba Fett season 1 was to establish Boba as the Daimyo of Mos Espa. Through this, the complications with Fett’s honor system arose, with Wen rightly noting the fact that this caused problems for him and Fennec that the original trilogy era Boba may not have faced due to his more uncompromising nature.
Can Boba Fett Return To His Roots in A Second Season?
Despite Wen’s wishes, it may be impossible for Boba Fett to fully return to his roots in future Star Wars> stories. One of the best aspects of Boba Fett was his journey with the Tusken Raiders. It was through living among the Tuskens that Fett learned to appreciate having a tribe, somewhere he could belong. Fett then attempted to implement this way of living in Mos Espa, making him a much less bloodthirsty and more honorable character than he was in the original trilogy.
As a result, reverting Boba to how he used to be risks negating the arc he went through in The Book of Boba Fett season 1. That being said, the introduction of other villains for Boba could certainly allow audiences – and Ming-Na Wen, for that matter – to see more of the Boba Fett that was shown in the original trilogy. Through his enemies, Boba could channel the ruthless bounty hunter he used to be as a means of protecting the tribe he created during The Book of Boba Fett season 1.