In Episode 3, ‘Book Of Boba Fett’ Stars On Bounty Hunter’s New Cyborg Friends – TCA.
This narrative contains details from “The Streets of Mos Espa,” episode 3 of The Book of Boba Fett.
If you haven’t noticed yet in Disney+/Lucasfilm’s The Book of Boba Fett, Boba Fett isn’t really a merciless guy in the aftermath of mobster Jabba the Hutt’s reign on Tatooine. He’s a big softie when it comes to protecting his land on Luke Skywalker’s former home planet, despite his strong demeanor, ability to resist any creature thrown at him, and relentless combat technique.
Lortha Peel (Stephen Root), a water monger, approaches Boba in this week’s episode, claiming that a cyborg band of biker youngsters has been stealing his water.
Sophie Thatcher and Jordan Bolger, the erstwhile stars of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, play the lead cyborg motorcyclists. Bolger is a former Peaky Blinders and The 100 recurring actor. When Boba approaches the children, they allege that they are unemployed and that Lortha is overcharging for water. Lortha is persuaded by Boba to accept 500 credits instead of the 1,300 credits owing to him. In the end, Boba employs the gang to be a member of his posse, and they show their loyalty when he is attacked in his palace by Black Krrsantan.
Temuera Morrison, who plays Boba Fett, revealed today at Disney+’s Winter TCA that the bounty hunter’s new friends are “another little bit about Boba where he’s trying to figure things out, and ‘Oh, maybe we can get these guys on our side.'” If we can’t defeat these individuals, perhaps we can join them, or persuade them to join you.’
Morrison attributes such compassion and loyalty to “the influence of the Tuskens” and Boba’s time spent with the sand people, who adopted him as one of their own after capturing him and nursed him back to life following his time in the Sarlacc Pit.
Morrison remarked of Boba’s new friends, “I’m not sure if they’re thrilled with their wages.”
Ming-Na Wen has been informed about the cyborg gang that has incorporated droid parts. “For me, if you know George Lucas, this is a great homage to a lot of things he’s always loved, whether it was the Mods back in the 1960s, a movie about youngsters on motorcycles and scooters, or American Graffiti,” says the director.
“Those are lovely small tributes,” says the actress who plays Fennec Shand, “but at the same time it lends itself to the storyline of learning about Tatooine and the residents of Tatooine.”