Star Wars Jedi: Survivor brought back classic star who paid sweet tribute to Hawaii | Gaming | Entertainment

Warning – this article contains spoilers for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison clearly had the time of his life reprising his role as Boba Fett in the acclaimed video game, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Morrison portrayed the iconic bounty hunter in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi back in 1983, and has since returned to a galaxy far, far away in his own show on Disney+.

He also makes a surprise appearance in the new video game, whose senior writer Cheyenne Pualani Morrin has recently been recognised by BAFTA Breakthrough, supported by Netflix.

“When we were first working on the Bounty Hunter system, which first appeared in Fallen Order, we approached it in the second game with a broader fantasy,” Morrin told Express.co.uk.

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“Like, what does the Bounty Hunter fantasy in Star Wars look like? In the first game it was more of a side-system with semi-randomised encounters.

“So, from day one on Survivor we knew that we wanted to present this in a new and fresh way. And we wanted to give it a little bit more gravity.”

Of course, the most recognisable bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe is Boba Fett – newcomer The Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal) even takes inspiration from his striking look.

“We found that the best way to pay off the side system that takes a significant amount of effort was that Boba Fett had to be there,” Morrin continued.

“Temuera Morrison was great to work with. He was in the booth, he was goofy and professional.

“I got him to say [Hawaiian greetings] Aloha and Mahalo which was great!”

Fans are eagerly hoping the video game’s protagonist Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan) will eventually embody the character in live-action, either on the big screen or in a Disney+ series.

Morrin was unfortunately unable to confirm whether there were plans to crossover with other projects, explaining just how in control LucasFilm is when it comes to the Star Wars canon.

“When it comes to Star Wars, developers and audiences and players have all sorts of fantasies and areas of that galaxy they want us to explore,” she said.

“But LucasFilm tends to hone us in. They try to focus us on exploring this specific fantasy that we’re trying to deliver.

“They give their insight in terms of, ‘This is the best way to move this concept forward, this is actually how this character might present themselves in this context’.

“They end up being really good collaborators for helping us re-ground ourselves in the IP and what our players are looking for.”

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.

UK BAFTA Breakthroughs:

Adjani Salmon, writer/performer/exec producer – Dreaming Whilst Black

Bella Ramsey, performer – The Last of Us

Cash Carraway, creator/writer/exec producer – Rain Dogs

Charlotte Regan, writer/director – Scrapper

Cynthia De La Rosa, hair & makeup artist – Everyone Else Burns

Ella Glendining, director – Is There Anybody Out There?

Funmi Olutoye, lead producer – ‘Black History Makers’ (Good Morning Britain)

Georgia Oakley, writer/director – Blue Jean

Holly Reddaway, voice and performance director – Baldur’s Gate 3

Joel Beardshaw, lead designer – Desta: The Memories Between

Kat Morgan, hair & makeup designer – Blue Jean

Kathryn Ferguson, writer/director – Nothing Compares

Kitt (Fiona) Byrne, 2D artist/game designer – Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

Michael Anderson, producer – Desta: The Memories Between

Pete Jackson, writer/creator – Somewhere Boy

Raine Allen-Miller, director – Rye Lane

Rosy McEwen, performer – Blue Jean

Samantha Béart, performer – The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow

Talisha ‘Tee Cee’ Johnson, writer/director/presenter – Too Autistic for Black

Vivian Oparah, performer – Rye Lane

US BAFTA Breakthroughs:

Amanda Kim, documentary director – Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV

Aminah Nieves, performer – 1923 and Blueberry (Film/TV)

Apoorva Charan, producer – Joyland

Cheyenne Pualani Morrin, senior games writer – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Edward Buckles Jr. documentary director – Katrina Babies

Gary Gunn, composer – A Thousand and One

Jingyi Shao, writer & director – Chang Can Dunk

Maria Altamirano, producer – All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

Santiago Gonzalez, cinematographer – Shortcomings

Shelly Yo, writer & director – Smoking Tigers

Sing J Lee, writer & director – The Accidental Getaway Driver

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, writer & director – Mutt

India BAFTA Breakthroughs:

Abhay Koranne, writer – Rocket Boys

Abhinav Tyagi, editor – An Insignificant Man

Don Chacko Palathara, director/writer – Joyful Mystery

Kislay, director – Soni

Lipika Singh Darai, director/writer – Some Stories Around Witches

Miriam Chandy Menacherry, producer – From the Shadows and The Leopard’s Tribe

Pooja Rajkumar Rathod, cinematographer – Secrets of the Elephants

Sanal George, sound editor/mixer/designer – Gangubai Kathiawadi

Satya Rai Nagpaul, cinematographer – Ghoomketu

Shardul Bhardwaj, performer – Eeb Allay Ooo!

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