Star Wars: Recasting the original and prequel trilogies for the 2020s

Brie Larson/Will Smith/Tom Holland. Composite: Dork Side of the Force.
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David Harbour
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) David Harbour attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) /

16. David Harbour as Boba Fett

Boba Fett first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and the man in the Mandalorian armor was Jeremy Bulloch. The voice of his scarce lines from The Empire Strikes Back were originally dubbed by Jason Wingreen, but Temuera Morrison was dubbed over in the 2004 re-release of The Empire Strikes Back.

The change happened after Morrison took on the role of Jango Fett, the father of adopted son and clone Boba Fett, in Attack of the Clones. Morrison got the opportunity to fully embody the Boba Fett role in The Mandalorian, and he’s set to return as the lead in the series The Book of Boba Fett.

Choosing someone to take the mantle today in a recast could consider both his position in the original trilogy and the eventual appearances in The Mandalorian and onward, and one man who could take on the role would be David Harbour. Making his mark with supporting roles in Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, and The Green Hornet, Harbour eventually got to portray Jim Hopper in the Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things.

David Harbour has also had experience portraying a less-than normal role, having donned the costume as Hellboy for the 2019 film of the same name. Harbour would be an interesting dynamic as Boba Fett, and one that would ideally have his speaking parts more in line with The Mandalorian than The Empire Strikes Back in a recast.