As always, before you read on remember that until it’s confirmed by Lucasfilm then this is rumour only, but…with excitement still rising high for all things Fett after his appearance at the end of The Marshal, this rumour regarding casting for the Boba Fett series is worth a read, especially given the name involved, Jordan Bolger of hit show Peaky Blinders.

The untitled Boba Fett miniseries, which will star Temuera Morrison (who played the character’s clone-dad Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones and dubbed over the character in some versions of the Special Edition of The Empire Strikes Back), has cast Jordan Bolger in a supporting role. Bolger is best known for his role in Peaky Blinders, where he appeared in thirteen out of the show’s thirty episodes released thus far, although his character was recast with Daryl McCormack playing the character in all six episodes of the fifth series. Given the proximity of when Boba Fett is filming compared to The Mandalorian, it’s highly likely that Bolger could be appearing in The Mandalorian as well.

In fact, any character introduced in the Boba Fett miniseries are potentially likely to play some kind of a role in The Mandalorian if the spin-off is meant to be an extension of the larger narrative at play with Mandalorians, which has expanded from the movies to shows like The Clone Wars, Rebels, and now The Mandalorian. The Direct also notes that Sophie Thatcher, who was reported by Deadline to have been cast in the third season of The Mandalorian, will actually be making her debut in the spin-off – also in a supporting capacity. Perhaps Bolger and Thatcher may just be cast for Boba Fett, with no plans for supporting roles in The Mandalorian, or perhaps one or both of them will be making the jump after the miniseries ends. We’ll have to wait and see.

Rumours have the series set between Fett’s unfortunate day at the sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi and half a decade later in season 2 of The Mandalorian, so presumably much of that will be without his iconic armour (unless there are flashbacks employed). Again, until it’s acknowledged or announced by Lucasfilm and Disney Plus it’s simply a rumour.

Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Szostak, Phil (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 12/01/2020 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams (Publisher)