Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison joins Ahsoka as Clone Wars’ Captain Rex

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Temuera Morrison, who famously played Jango Fett (and his clones) in the Star Wars prequel films, and then recently returnef to take over the role of Boba Fett in Boba Fett’s recent appearances on Star Wars: The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, will return to the Star Wars universe in the upcoming Ahsoka Disney+ series playing the first live action version of Captain Rex, a popular animated character who made his debut in the 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film.


Dee Bradley Baker had been the only other actor to play Captain Rex before now (Baker voices all of the clone soldiers), with Rex appearing in a number of Star Wars animated series before now, including STar Wars: Rebels, The bad patch and Tales of the Jedi.

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Who is Captain Rex?

Captain Rex, whose clone design was CT-7567, was one of the best clone soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic. He was Anakin Sykwalekr’s “first-in-command,” and he also starred alongside Jedi Commander Ashoka Tano. He stood out among the other clones by his buzz cut blonde hair, and the stylized hawk eyes he put on his helmet, as well as some blue markings he put on his armour.

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Rex was devoted to his fellow soldiers, and the Republic. He was one of the few clones who chose not to execute Order 66, as his inhibitor chip had been disabled before that point, and obviously he was too noble of a person to take part in such a massacre. He then continued to pop up in various Star Wars series over the years, including showing up older and slightly worse wear in Star Wars: Rebels. Fan speculation over the years have theorized that Red was one of the Rebels who helped disable the Death Star’s force field on Endor in Return of the Jedi.

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Will Temuera Morrison be playing Rex in flashbacks or in “present day?”

Since Morrison played Jango Fett, the original source of the clones for the Clone army, it is unclear which version of Captain Rex he will be playing. The Ahsoka series will be set after the events of Return of the Jedi (on the same timeline of The Mandalorian), so it is unclear whether Morrison will be playing a “current” version of Rex, or if he will be playing Rex in flashbacks to the time Rex and Ahsoka worked so closely together in the Grand Army of the Republic.

It is also unclear whether Morrison will be playing any other clone characters in the series. Since he was the basis for the clones, it would make sense, but obviously, that was two decades ago, and Morrison is now 62 years old.

Source: One Take News

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