Young Boba Fett actor Daniel Logan reveals that he was unaware of Jango Fett’s death until he was watching the premiere of Attack Of The Clones.
Daniel Logan, who played a young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones, reveals that he didn’t know Jango Fett died until the film’s premiere. Although Boba Fett has been one of the most iconic Star Wars characters since his first appearance back during the franchise’s original trilogy, his backstory was not fleshed out until the prequel trilogy nearly two decades later.
During Episode II, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) travels to the planet Kamino where he meets a young Boba Fett, and Boba’s father, Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison). Not only is Jango Fett revealed to be one of the fiercest bounty hunters in the galaxy, but Jango’s DNA is also the template for an army of clone troopers that have been commissioned behind the backs of the Jedi. Along with all of the reveals surrounding Jango, Obi-Wan also learns that Boba is not Jango’s biological son, but an unaltered clone of him. Regardless, the two share a father-son bond that leaves Boba broken when his father is decapitated by Jedi Master Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) in front of him.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Episode II at Star Wars Celebration 2022, Logan talks about filming the scene where he mourns Jango’s death. Logan explains that George Lucas didn’t explain exactly what was happening in the scene, so Logan was surprised at the film’s premiere. See his full statement below.
“So what happened was George actually forgot about this scene and he didn’t… we only had like me, him, and like one camera guy or something – there wasn’t many people. And George, I was just getting out of my wardrobe, and he comes in the wardrobe room and he’s like ‘Where’s my Boba Fett?’ And, like, well somewhere around here he has these like collectibles. So, I had to get back into the… into my armor and as I’m getting back in he grabs Jango Fett’s helmet and we walk into the arena scene and as I do he grabs the helmet and he goes ‘Okay, I’m going to need you to crouch down and put the helmet to your head as softly as you can, but when you get about here kind of nod on the helmet.’ Well, as I’m in my thirties now I can see why he was kneeling on one knee when he told me to do it and I kind of did it like I’m taking a number two. Thirteen, you know, my knees are really strong at that age. Bounced right back. So, I didn’t know that he got his head chopped off. So we went to the premiere and it was like that: ‘AWWW!’ Everyone was like speechless when Jango Fett got his head chopped off and we were together and I’m the only one that went ‘Yes!’ not knowing what George had done. I’m like man I’m gonna be in Episode Three! I hit the jackpot!”
Lucas’ omission of Jango’s death to Logan is interesting considering how pivotal that scene is to Boba’s character arc going forward. After all, while Boba does not appear in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith as Logan jokes, he’s prevalent in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as an up-and-coming bounty hunter intent on getting revenge on Mace Windu.
Ultimately, Jango’s death is a critical moment for Boba, but Jango’s lifestyle as a bounty hunter also influences Boba for much of his life. It isn’t until The Book Of Boba Fett during the post-original trilogy era that Boba’s life as a bounty hunter seems entirely behind him. Ironically, since Logan’s Boba was a copy of Morrison’s Jango, Morrison now portrays an older Boba Fett in a series like The Book Of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian. Regardless, while Logan may not have known every detail about Boba’s life while filming Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones, he still left an important mark on the Boba Fett legacy.
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Source: Star Wars Celebration 2022
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