Temuera Morrison, a name synonymous with the Star Wars franchise, has been a constant presence in the galaxy far, far away for over two decades. From his debut as Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, to his portrayal of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Morrison has left an indelible mark on the Star Wars universe. His recent cameo as an unnamed Clone Trooper in Obi-Wan Kenobi has intrigued fans, and thanks to a new book, we now have more insight into this mysterious character.
The Enigmatic Clone Trooper Nax
The timeline of Obi-Wan Kenobi situates the series between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, placing it squarely in the midst of Morrison’s portrayals of Jango and Boba Fett. Given that Jango Fett served as the genetic template for the Clone Army, Morrison’s inclusion in the series could have been a subtle nod to fans. However, the character he played was more than just an Easter egg.
As reported by The Direct, the character has been identified as Nax in the Rise of the Stormtrooper section of Star Wars: Dawn of the Republic: Visual Guide. Nax is described as a “downtrodden veteran from the Battle of Teth, Christophsis, and Umbara,” who was “removed from the frontlines after extensive injuries.” Now living on the streets of Daiyu, Nax is rapidly declining due to age acceleration and neglect.
Nax: The Forgotten Veteran of the Clone Wars
Temuera Morrison’s portrayal of various characters in the Star Wars universe has left an indelible mark on fans. One such character is Nax, a clone trooper veteran who made a brief but impactful appearance in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
A Soldier’s Tale
Born around 29 BBY on Kamino, Nax was a clone of Jango Fett and served as a clone trooper in the elite 501st Legion of the Galactic Republic’s Grand Army during the Clone Wars. He fought valiantly in the battles of Teth, Christophsis, and Umbara, among others. However, after sustaining extensive injuries, Nax was removed from the frontlines.
The rise of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY marked the initiation of Project War-Mantle, aimed at replacing clone troopers with volunteer and conscripted soldiers. Due to his accelerated aging, Nax was deemed unfit for military service, leaving him destitute and abandoned.
Life on the Streets of Daiyu
By 9 BBY, Nax found himself homeless on the planet Daiyu. His accelerated aging and past experiences had taken a toll on him, leaving him forgotten and forced to beg for credits to survive. It was during this time that he encountered the Jedi Master-in-hiding, Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was on a mission to find the kidnapped Princess Leia Organa. Nax begged Kenobi for credits to pay for a meal, a request to which Kenobi obliged, throwing some credits into Nax’s helmet.
Nax: A Reflection of War’s Aftermath
Nax, with his tan skin, long shaggy black hair, and disheveled graying beard, was a stark contrast to the clean-cut image of the clone troopers. He wore dirty Phase II clone trooper armor adorned with the blue markings of the 501st Legion and used his helmet as a bucket to collect credits. His arms were bandaged, and he wore a green poncho over his armor. His leg still held shrapnel from injuries sustained in battle, a grim reminder of his past.
Morrison’s Potential Return in Ahsoka
Despite his absence from the third season of The Mandalorian, rumors suggest that Morrison could potentially reprise his role in the upcoming series, Ahsoka. Speculation is rife that he might portray another clone, Captain Rex, who fought alongside Ahsoka Tano and led Nax into the Clone Wars battles. With Star Wars increasingly bringing its animated characters into live-action, Captain Rex could be the latest to make his debut.
Morrison’s journey in the Star Wars franchise has been a rewarding one. Although he expressed disappointment at not being asked back for the newest season of The Mandalorian, his cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi allowed him to reconnect with an old friend, Ewan McGregor. Reflecting on the experience, Morrison said, “It was a wonderful opportunity to pop in there and see what they’re doing across the room from where we were… I enjoyed working with Ewan again, going back to Attack of the Clones.”
Whether Morrison will appear in Ahsoka remains to be seen. However, fans can rest assured that his journey in the Star Wars universe is far from over. With the series set to premiere later in August, and the likelihood of him reprising his role as Boba Fett, Morrison’s Star Wars saga continues to unfold, much to the delight of fans worldwide.
Frequently Asked Questions about Temuera Morrison’s Role in Star Wars
1. Who is Temuera Morrison in the Star Wars franchise?
Temuera Morrison has played several roles in the Star Wars franchise. He first appeared as Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He also portrayed Boba Fett in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and recently made a cameo as a Clone Trooper named Nax in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
2. Who is the character Nax in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
Nax is a Clone Trooper portrayed by Temuera Morrison in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. He is a veteran of many battlefields and was removed from the frontlines after suffering extensive injuries. He is now a downtrodden figure living on the streets of Daiyu.
3. What is the timeline of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. This places it in the middle of Morrison’s portrayals of Jango Fett and Boba Fett.
4. Will Temuera Morrison appear in the Ahsoka series?
While it’s not officially confirmed, there are rumors that Temuera Morrison could potentially return in the Ahsoka series, possibly portraying another clone, Captain Rex.
5. Who is Captain Rex?
6. What is Star Wars: Dawn of the Republic: Visual Guide?
Star Wars: Dawn of the Republic: Visual Guide is a book that provides detailed information about characters, locations, and events in the Star Wars universe. It is where the character Nax from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was officially named and described.
7. Will Temuera Morrison return as Boba Fett?
While it’s not officially confirmed, there is a likelihood that Temuera Morrison will reprise his role as Boba Fett in future Star Wars projects.
8. What was Temuera Morrison’s reaction to not being asked back for the newest season of The Mandalorian?
Morrison expressed disappointment at not being asked back for the newest season of The Mandalorian. However, he enjoyed his cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi and the opportunity to work with Ewan McGregor again.