THE Mandalorian’s Mark Hamill has reassured fans confused about Boba Fett’s prospective reappearance from the grave in season 2.
Reports emerged last week that Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison would return to the world of Star Wars by playing Fett in the second series of the Disney+ hit American space Western television spin-off series.
The news left both fans and Hamill puzzled, as many believed the bounty hunter would likely still be stuck in the belly of a sarlacc.
Fett’s return is currently mere speculation, with both Lucasfilm and Morrison, 59, refusing to confirm it.
But Luke Skywalker actor Hamill reassured viewers that if the fan favourite did make an unlikely comeback, The Mandalorian’s creator Jon Favreau and director Dave Filoni would ensure it was done well.
When asked about Fett's return Hamill, 68, told Entertainment Tonight: “I thought he was a decade into getting digested at this point.
“There’s so many ways they can go and Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are both the right people for the job.
“They know it better than I do.”
Boba Fett was first introduced in animated form in the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.
He then appeared in 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, where he was played by Jeremy Bulloch.
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, he wore customized Mandalorian armour, and was a genetic clone of his 'father,' bounty hunter Jango Fett.
He apparently died after falling into the Sarlacc's Great Pit of Carkoon in 1983's Return of the Jedi to be digested over the course of a thousand years.
However, as characters like Darth Maul or Emperor Palpatine prove, falling into a huge hole doesn't necessarily signal death.
Indeed, in the Legends part of Star Wars franchise, Fett subsequently managed to use his jet pack and some concussion grenades to escape the carnivorous creature.
This has led fans to speculate about Fett's revival before season two of the series launches later this year.
Some even believe an episode of The Mandalorian confirmed his ongoing existence.
Disney’s new boss recently promised the new series of The Mandalorian will not be delayed by Coronavirus.
CEO Bob Chapek revealed that the series wrapped production before the world went into lockdown.
Speaking on CNBC today he said: “We’ve been in post. There’ll no delays on Mandalorian.”
The Mandalorian is currently due to return on Disney+ this October.
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