Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett looks set to be another exciting, character-driven Star Wars story bolstered by its promising cast. Although very little information about the spin-off to The Mandalorian was revealed ahead of release, a few members of the cast were known and the first few episodes revealed a host of new characters alongside returning stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. With Disney’s Star Wars series all building toward some climactic crossover event, Boba Fett’s story has never been more exciting.
The Book of Boba Fett takes place after the second season of The Mandalorian and alongside the events of Ahsoka, the series following the titular former Jedi. In the series, bounty hunters Boba Fett and Fennec Shand attempt to secure their control over the desert planet Tatooine. With the former criminal leader Jabba the Hutt dead, Fett and Shand are able to usurp the sitting steward of the underworld, as seen in the last episode of The Mandalorian. How the two mercenaries will fare as the heads of an enormous, otherworldly crime syndicate will be determined in Boba Fett.
Part of what made Disney’s previous Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, successful was its stellar cast. It appears Boba Fett’s cast of stars will be a worthy follow-up, with two principal actors returning to their roles. Balancing sci-fi action with criminal intrigue is key to Boba Fett’s success, a feat these experienced performers are more than qualified for. Here’s a guide to the cast and characters of The Book of Boba Fett.
Temuera Morrison As Boba Fett
Temuera Morrison stars as Boba Fett. Cloned son of the notorious mercenary Jango Fett, Boba is also a bounty hunter, although he wishes to achieve fame of his own. Morrison is supremely qualified to play Boba; he has been the principal actor for Boba in many movies and series, including The Mandalorian; additionally, he featured as Jango and his clones in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Morrison has a knack for playing iconic characters’ fathers, including both Aquaman’s and Moana’s. After Boba Fett, Morrison will reprise his role of Thomas Curry in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Ming-Na Wen As Fennec Shand
Also returning to her role from The Mandalorian, Ming-Na Wen fits perfectly as Fennec Shand. Fellow mercenary and partner to Boba Fett, Fennec aims to assist Boba in taking over the crime world in Tatooine. The actress has a long history of playing enigmatic warriors; Ming-Na Wen voiced the animated heroine Mulan, and starred as the super-agent Melinda May in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Some of Wen’s other roles have been in Disney+’s The Bad Batch, animated series The Batman, and medical drama ER. Wen will next feature in the HBO Max animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.
The Book of Boba Fett Supporting Cast
Matt Berry as UK2-B – An 8D-series smelter droid working in the service of Boba Fett, having previously worked for Jabba the Hutt. Matt Berry is best known for his work on What We Do In The Shadows, Toast of London, and Disenchantment.
Jennifer Beals as Garsa Fwip – This tentacle-haired alien was formerly a subject of the Hutts and was in Jabba’s pocket along with Book of Boba Fett‘s Mos Espa residents and various business owners. Garsa Fwip runs Mos Espa’s cantina, and quickly offers her loyalty to Boba. Beals is best known for her lead performance in Flashdance, as well as her roles in The Book of Eli, drama series Taken, and The L Word: Generation Q, the last of which she also produces. Beals is set to feature in the upcoming mystery film Luckiest Girl Alive.
David Pasquesi as Mayor of Mos Espa’s Majordomo – Another Twi’lek, this unnamed envoy to the mysterious (and vaguely ominous) mayor of Mos Espa, Mok Shaiz, appeals to Boba for a tribute as a power flex. Pasquesi is an accomplished comedic actor, having appeared in Groundhog Day, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Veep among other shows. Next, Pasquesi is rumored to be in the historical fiction film Anita.
Robert Rodriguez as Dokk Strassi and Mayor Mok Shaiz – Director Robert Rodriguez cameos in the first episode of Book Of Boba Fett (which he was also behind the camera for) as the Trandoshan leader, Dokk Strassi who brings Boba a Wookiee pelt. Rodriguez also returned to voice Mayor Mok Shaiz, a powerful leader of Mos Espa who may have ordered a hit on Boba.
Xavier Jimenez as Tuksen Chief – The chief of the Tusken pod that initially captures Boba Fett and later accepts him as one of their own. He’s played by Xavier Jimenez, who previously appeared in The Mandalorian season 2 as a different Tusken.
Wesley Kimmel as Tusken Kid – The youngling who takes Boba Fett out to find water and marvels at him killing the huge sand monster. Actor Wesley Kimmel appeared most recently as the young by in Scarlet Witch’s commercials in WandaVision.
Joanna Bennett as Tusken Warrior – The female Tusken who fights (and beats) Boba Fett after his attempted escape. She later trains Boba how to fight with Tusken weapons. Actor Joanna Bennett is a stunt performer who has worked with Marvel, notably as Brie Larson’s stunt double for Captain Marvel.
Dawn Dininger as Rodian Prisoner – The turncoat alien that raises the alarm when Boba Fett attempts to escape the Tusken camp. Dawn Dininger is a special effects team worker, who works in makeup and fabricating and has a few performance credits to her name.
Barry Lowin as Garfalaquox – The first alien – an Aqualish – seen bringing a tribute to Boba Fett. He’s played by Barry Lowin, who previously worked in stunts on The Mandalorian.
Frank Trigg and Collin Hymes as Gamorrean Guards – Both Gamorrean guards are played by veteran stunt performers.
Daniel Logan as Young Boba Fett – The actor who previously played Boba Fett in both Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for The Book of Boba Fett’s flashbacks to his youth.
Paul Darnell as Night Wind Assassin – One of the assassins hired to kill Boba Fett, who was then captured and brought to Mayor Mok Shaiz by Fennec Shand. Darnell is an accomplished stuntman known for his work on The Mandalorian, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick film.
Galen Howard as City Hall Clerk – The white-uniformed employee of City Hall who attempts to keep Fennec Shand and Boba Fett from seeing the Mayor in The Book of Boba Fett episode 2. Howard previously played Tommy Boyle on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Greaseball on Agents of SHIELD.
Skyler Bible as Fixer – Full name Laze “Fixer” Loneozner, Fixer is actually a character originally from the deleted opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Book of Boba Fett‘s Fixer, along with Camie, is one of Luke Skywalker’s friends from Tatooine who used to hang out with him at Tosche Station, which Star Wars now officially makes canon. In Book of Boba Fett, Fixer is tased and attacked by a Tatooine biker gang in a local drinking establishment before Boba arrives and steals all of their speeders. Bible (who did not play Fixer in A New Hope) has been seen in shows like 9-1-1: Lone Star, Socially Awkward, and The Fosters.
Mindy Kowalski as Camie – Another one of Luke’s old friends from A New Hope in the scene that was cut from the final film where she nicknamed Luke “Wormie.” Camie is sitting in the drinking establishment with Fixer, who is likely still her significant other, in Boba Fett episode 2’s confirmed A New Hope callback when their table is attacked by the Tatooine biker gang. Kowalski is known for her stunt work on projects like Westworld, American Horror Story, and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder film, where she will play Natalie Portman’s stunt double.
Alfred Hsing as Pyke Traveler – The leader of The Book of Boba Fett‘s Pyke Syndicate who runs a deadly train through Tatooine’s Dune Sea, which Boba and the Tuskens bravely stop. Hsing is an accomplished stuntman whose work has been seen on Lucifer and NCIS: Los Angeles.
New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett stream on Disney+ every Wednesday.
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