Disney+ Documentary on ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Reveals Rodriguez’s Ways to Depict Boba Fett

Passion is characterized in many ways. Some do it through speech, dance, sports; some, however, do it through playing action figures. Robert Rodriguez has been a pillar for Disney+’s The Mandalorian, especially its second season. None, though, matches his sheer passion for the series than the time he shot a backyard demonstration of Boba Fett’s return––taking out Stormtrooper after Stormtrooper using his sons’ Halloween costumes and Star Wars action figures.

If that’s not your indication of a good director, I don’t know what is. You have to be a true Star Wars fanatic to not only own sets of figurines, but to also recreate what’s inside of your head.

I ended up turning a 3-page battle scene into a 9-minute battle scene because I was just that excited to be bringing Boba back,” Rodriguez explains in the Disney+ documentary focused around the making of The Mandalorian‘s second season.

I told [showrunner Jon Favreau]: ‘I’ve been waiting to see this version of Boba Fett since I was a kid. Boba has to be different, he can’t just seem like another Mando. He has to move differently; feel different; occupy a completely different space; and have a weight and gravitas to him that shows why he’s such a legend.’ I wanted him to live up to his name that we would whisper since we were kids [and] be that mysterious character with a past that makes you want to know more about him. If Mando is a gunslinger, then Boba needs to be a barbarian.

And a barbarian he was. Not only does this article give tons of kudos to the director, but so has executive producer Dave Filoni, saying in a conversation: “Wait a minute, were those just action figures I saw?” And Rodriguez replies, “Well, yeah, I didn’t have anything else on hand.” Filoni said, “No, you don’t understand, that makes it the coolest animatic ever.

Written by Dave Cunningham

Raised and born in West London. Dave is currently studying BA in Psychology at CUNY Hunter College. Netflix favourites: You, Stranger Things, Ozark & Virgin River.

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