Temuera Morrison, a familiar face in the Star Wars universe, has expressed his interest in bringing the animated character Captain Rex to life in the live-action Star Wars world. The New Zealand actor, known for his roles as Jango Fett and his genetic clones, including the iconic Boba Fett, recently shared his enthusiasm for this potential new role during an appearance at the London Film and Comic Con.
While on the Whatnot UK podcast, Morrison addressed the circulating rumors about him playing Captain Rex. He stated, “I’d actually love to bring Captain Rex alive. I would love to, I would love to do that.” Captain Rex, a character that has featured in several animated Star Wars projects such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and Star Wars Rebels, has been a fan favorite for years.
Speculations about Captain Rex appearing in the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka have been rife for months. Adding fuel to the fire, an image of a real-world looking Rex appeared in the Star Wars mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Fans were quick to note the striking resemblance between Morrison and Rex. However, there has been no official confirmation regarding whether Morrison will play Rex, or if Rex will even feature in Ahsoka.
Morrison’s journey with Star Wars began with the 2002 prequel film Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, where he played Jango Fett and his many clones. He later lent his voice to Boba Fett in the 2004 re-release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. His portrayal of Boba Fett in the second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian was well-received, leading to his own spin-off show, The Book of Boba Fett, which premiered in 2021.
Morrison also hinted at his future plans during the podcast. He revealed that he was set to fly to Los Angeles shortly after the convention to see “what’s happening in the galaxy,” expressing his desire to remain active in the Star Wars universe. He said, “There’s a few things happening in L.A. I’m looking to pop into L.A. on the way home to New Zealand, just to sit and have a catch up, and see what’s happening in the galaxy…This is why I was gonna pop in and see what’s going on, and make sure they’re not gonna put me on a shelf.”
In conclusion, while the future of Captain Rex in live-action Star Wars remains uncertain, one thing is clear – Temuera Morrison’s passion for the Star Wars universe is as strong as ever. Fans will undoubtedly be excited to see what the future holds for this versatile actor within the galaxy far, far away.