New details may have emerged regarding Timothy Olyphant’s role in The Mandalorian, and it includes the Deadwood star donning Boba Fett’s signature armor.
According to /Film, filming for the second season of the Disney+ Star Wars series featured Olyphant wearing the Boba Fett armor. While Temuera Morrison is reportedly returning to the Star Wars franchise to play Boba Fett, the reveal of Olyphant wearing Fett’s armor leads to speculation that he is portraying Cobb Vanth from author Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series of novels.
First appearing in 2015’s Aftermath novel, Cobb Vanth is a former human slave from Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. Vanth eventually rises from slave status to become the sheriff of Freetown and comes into possession of Mandalorian armor that was being sold by Jawas. The desert scavengers came upon the armor after going through the wreckage of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge from Return of the Jedi, which is what fans to theorize that the Mandalorian armor must belong to Boba Fett. The sail barge is the site of where Boba Fett fell into Sarlacc Pit after a fight with Luke Skywalker. Vanth also made appearances in Aftermath spinoffs Life Debt and Empire’s End.
Olyphant is only the latest in The Mandalorian‘s list of new cast members for Season 2, which also includes Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan, Michael Biehn in an undisclosed role and reportedly Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Season 1 is available now on Disney+, with Season 2 premiering in October.
Timothy Olyphant's role The Mandalorian Season 2 has reportedly been revealed, and it includes the star wearing Boba Fett's armor.