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'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Boba Fett set to return in a minor role, fans call it the 'best news ever'

The renowned bounty hunter was first seen in 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' and saw an apparent death in 'Return of the Jedi'

'The Mandalorian' will see the return of Boba Fett. New Zealand actor Temeura Morrison is all set to essay the role in the upcoming season. The actor played Jango Fett in 'Star Wars: Attack of the Clones' (2002). 

The renowned bounty hunter was first seen in 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' (1980) and saw an apparent death in 'Return of the Jedi' as he fell into a Sarlacc Pit. The original trilogy saw Jeremy Bulloch play the character. According to THR's sources, Boba would play a minor role in the upcoming installment after a tease in Season 1 Episode 5: 'The Gunslinger' where a mysterious character approached the body of Ming Na-Wen's Fennec Shand.

One of the plotlines from 'Attack of the Clones' followed the unraveling of a secret clone army who were copies of Jango. It was also revealed the Boba's character was a clone being raised as his own son. In related news, the series will also see new faces in Michael Biehn and directors such as Robert Rodriguez and Peyton Reed.

And fan reactions were massive. ".... is Disney doing something right with star wars? this can't be true," tweeted a fan. "Maybe that's who's the foot we saw at that lady's dead body at the end of the one Mandalorian episode where they were on Tatooine????" a fan shared a theory.

"I'm doubtful they'll actually bring him back and will probably just be a flashback, but it'll be cool seeing Boba Fett interact with Mandalorians considering him and Jango weren't considered real Mandalorians," opined a fan. 

"Boba did survive the pit. Dive deeper into the lore my friend!" wrote one of the fans. "That's the best news ever!" exclaimed a fan. "I'll bet you we'll see both Fett and Rex," theorized a fan.  This fan had two thoughts: "This is pretty big spoiler unless it’s a flashback. 2. Boba Fett is probably the most overrated character in all of pop culture. He literally never did anything in the movies."

'The Mandalorian' is set five years after the events of 'Return of the Jedi' and 25 years prior to the events of 'The Force Awakens'. It follows the title character, the Mandalorian/ Din Djarin, and his exploits beyond the reaches of the New Republic.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, 'The Mandalorian' got a 93% approval rating for the first season. The website's critical consensus reads, "Action-packed and expertly crafted—if at times a bit too withholding—The Mandalorian is a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe that benefits greatly from the cuteness of its cargo."

'The Mandalorian' stars Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, Werner Herzog as The Client and Emily Swallow as The Armorer. And of course, the cuddly-cuddly 50-year-old, Baby Yoda is set to return in Season 2 as well.