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Mandalorian: Boba Fett’s Voice Change Explained By Temuera Morrison

The Mandalorian is an American space Western science fiction streaming television series. Jon Favreau is the creator of the series. It streams on Disney+. Premiered with the service’s launch in November 2019, it is the first live-action installment in the Star Wars franchise. It starts five years following the events of Return of the Jedi (1983). The Mandalorian features Pedro Pascal as the lead character, a lone bounty hunter who is appointed to retrieve “The Child“.

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The Mandalorian streams on Disney+. Image: io9.gizmodo.com

The Mandalorian: Cast And Characters

Pedro Pascal portrays Din Djarin, the series’ lead and a lone bounty hunter. Pascal compared the character to Clint Eastwood, with high combat skills and of “questionable moral character”. Although until “Chapter 8: Redemption“, the name was not revealed but Pascal accidentally revealed it early in November 2019. His bounty in “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian” is “The Child“—additionally known as “Baby Yoda” by viewers—an infant of the same species as Star Wars character Yoda

The first season stars several recurring co-actors,such as:

Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, leader of a bounty hunter guild; Werner Herzog as “The Client“, an enigmatic man; Omid Abtahi plays Dr. Pershing, a scientist working for the client; Nick Nolte as the voice of Kuiil, an Ugnaught moisture farmer who aids the Mandalorian; Taika Waititi as the voice of IG-11, a bounty hunter droid; Gina Carano as Cara Dune, a former Rebel shock trooper-turned-mercenary; Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, an ex-officer of the Imperial Security Bureau; and Emily Swallow as “The Armorer“, the Mandalorian who thugs armor and equipment from Beskar steel.

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Pedro Pascal in a lead role in The Mandalorian. Source: fandomwire.com

For season 2, recurring co-stars include Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto, remaking her role from the prior season, Misty Rosas as the Frog Lady, Esposito, and Carano. Weathers and Abtahi are also in for the second season. Various actors appear in roles from previous Star Wars media, including Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth, Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, and Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano.

What The Mandalorian Second Season Had In It For Us? 

Second season connects directly after the end of the first season, with the Mandalorian protecting “The Child” and searching for its home. Favreau said the second season would bring a larger story, with the episodes being more connected than many of the prior season’s episodes were. However, he assured each episode of the second season would still have “its own flavor”. Also, he said that the new characters introduced in the second season would enter with different stories, allowing the series to start to explore stories other than the Mandalorian’s. Favreau took inspiration from the multiple different storylines of Game of Thrones, a method that he described as “very appealing to me as an audience member”.

Temuera Morrison Explains Why Boba Fett Sounds Different 

After his biggest The Mandalorian episode yet, read actor Temuera Morrison’s explanation of why Boba Fett sounds different on the Disney+ series.

Temuera Morrison tells why Boba Fett sounds different on the Disney+ series. Though season 1 was much more of a contained story, The Mandalorian season 2 was much more connected to broader Star Wars world. In past seasons, audiences witnessed their favorite characters like Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), alongwith a major connection to the movies in the form of Boba Fett. The bounty hunter, we once assumed to be dead after the events of Return of the Jedi, first came in the final moments of the season premiere, teasing at a greater role to come.

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Little Grogu or Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian. Image: looper.com

That role unfolded in last week’s episode, “Chapter 14: The Tragedy”. Fett, along with Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), followed Mando (Pedro Pascal) in order to reclaim his armor. However, when powerful little Grogu (or, Baby Yoda) was kidnapped by Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Dark Troopers, Fett promised to help Mando save him. This sets up a longer Mandalorian stint for Fett, which could lead to something else in the future.

‘When I Put The Armor On For The First time, It Just Felt Right.’

Morrison, who also portrayed Fett’s father Jango in the prequel films, discussed his Star Wars return. One of the aspects that came to fans’ notice after watching “The Tragedy” is that Fett sounds different this time around. Morrison explained how Fett’s rugged and scarred appearance actually made him try something new with the voice. He recalled:

“I was doing that kind of background work — what’s this guy going to look like? What’s he going to sound like?”.

Seems he wanted to be deeply into the character and imitate everything he would have done.
He continued, “and while they’re applying makeup, I’m going, well, here he is. We did quite a number of makeup tests and I worked closely with the makeup artist Brian Sipe”. He said when he saw some of the scars on his face, he thought, “well, maybe he does talk a little bit gravelly. Maybe his vocal cords have been affected as well”. He eventually said, that when one wears the costume it gives him “a sense of power”.He continued, “The costume makes you feel like Superman. When I put the armor on for the first time, it just felt right.”

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“When I put the armor on for the first time, it just felt right” says Temuera Morrison. Image: holllywoodreporter.com

He looks totally attached with the character and the work he is doing. He thought of using a modified version of his voice to show justify his scarred and rugged appearance.

Fett Isn’t The Same Anymore:

While Fett’s sudden escape from the Sarlacc pit hasn’t been much explained, it’s obvious the experience took a toll on him. The Mandalorian’s Fett is elder and more beaten down, as the scars on his face say. Not-so-suprisingly, the things he endured in the Star Wars movies would modify certain parts of him, like his voice. Still, he managed to discharge some impressive moves against the attacking Stormtroopers. And, fans could enjoy the sight of him in his original armor.

Fett’s Star Wars future beyond the second season of The Mandalorian remains a secret. However, fans will atleast get to watch him in the remaining two episodes in some way. That might provide a few more answers about his startling survival. Nonetheless, it was exciting to see Fett join The Mandalorian, even if he’s different than before. Morrison’s explanation for why Fett’s voice has change seems sensible and shows how he comprehends Fett’s character on a deeper level than most. Hopefully, he’ll get more opportunities in the future to develop Fett even more.

Srishti Chopra
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