Actor Temuera Morrison is no stranger to playing father figures when it comes to comic book and science-fiction films. Before we will all eventually come to know Morrison as the father of the titular hero in 2018’s Aquaman, he portrayed Boba Fett’s father Jango Fett in 2002’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Morrison’s Jango Fett ended up becoming a pivotal role in the Star Wars saga as his character became the basis of a genetic donor for the Galactic Republic’s clone army. Morrison’s role eventually expanded outside of the films and into the animated shows Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels where the clone characters were based on Morrison’s likeness including that of fan-favorite character Captain Rex.
On the 15th anniversary of his appearance as Jango Fett, Morrison revealed in a recent interview that he would love to return to the Star Wars universe as a live-action version of Captain Rex:
“What’ll make me really happy is if I get the phone call asking me to play another character – an older Captain Rex or something. I want to pop in on one of these new ones, that would be great. Suggest it to them for me! Let’s get on to it!”
Although the character of Captain Rex is still featured in Star Wars: Rebels, perhaps there is a chance that the Clone Wars hero could pop up in a future film in the ever-expanding Star Wars saga?
Star Wars Rebels features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, Steven Blum as Zeb Orrelios, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, Dee Bradley Baker as Rex, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Keone Young as Commander Sato, Stephen Stanton as AP-5, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Warwick Davis as Ruhk.
Star Wars Rebels returns for its fourth and final season on Monday, October 16th, on Disney XD.
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8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!