The Mandalorian season 2 is not only adding Timothy Olyphant to its already impressive cast list, he’s also reportedly been filmed wearing the Boba Fett armor!
According to SlashFilm, who first reported the news, though their sources reported that Timothy Olyphant filmed scenes wearing Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor for the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian, it doesn’t mean that he will be taking on the role of the popular bounty hunter in the series.
As reported earlier, Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones, has been confirmed to appear in the role of Boba Fett.
Rather, Olyphant will appear in season 2 of The Mandalorian as Cobb Vanth, a character introduced in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath book series. Vanth is described as the self-appointed sheriff of the Tatooine-based settlement Freetown who wears a mysterious set of Mandalorian armor that was acquired from Jawas who scavenged the wreckage of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi.
However, it’s important to note that that these character details come from the Aftermath book series. It’s currently unknown whether they would make it into the second season of The Mandalorian.
Timothy Olyphant’s casting is just the latest in list of recent announcements for the second season of The Mandalorian. Currently, we know that we’ll see Temuera Morrison (Aquaman) as Boba Fett and Katee Sackhoff (BSG) as the live-action version of her character from The Clone Wars, Bo-Katan. It has also been reported that the season will have the live-action debut of will reportedly feature Jedi Padawan turned Rebel Alliance spymaster Ahsoka Tano with Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap) in talks to portray the character.
In addition to character additions, multiple directors recently confirmed addition to the crew, including Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) and Ant-Man franchise director Peyton Reed.