‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Actor Daniel Logan On Bringing Back Boba Fett

Daniel Logan was just 13 years old when he introduced “Star Wars” fans across the world to a young Boba Fett in 2002, in “Attack of the Clones.” Now, 10 years later, he’s back to voice a teenage version of the notorious bounty hunter-to-be in the three episode arc that will close the third season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” We got our first look last Friday; the season closes tonight with an hour’s worth of episodes focusing on Boba and his bounty hunting pals.

For his part, Logan enjoys the opportunity to further develop this character he first played almost a decade ago. “He had his father all throughout Episode II. He was more or less confused,” Logan explained. “He was like any child, he wants to be by his father’s side and always be backing his father no matter if he’s in the wrong or in the right.” Some years have passed now; the last time we saw young Boba, he was broken up over see his father beheaded by Jedi Master Mace Windu. Years later, the changes wrought on him in that moment are still rippling outwards.

“Now [on ’The Clone Wars’], he’s transitioned into being almost a solo character trying to create his own individual family base, his own group of people… to try to figure his way around the galaxy,” Logan continued. “He’s still a little confused, but I see him as more of a vengeful, determined character.”

Vengeful is certainly right. In last week’s episode, Boba followed through on a plot to kill Windu, planting a bomb in his quarters aboard a Republic cruiser. Unfortunately, the one question I desperately want an answer to is so spoiler-y, Logan didn’t really want to touch it: will we see Boba put on his armor tonight? Or at least wield a disintegrator?

“Anytime Boba returns to the screen or the cartoon, it’s always going to be a big impact,” Logan said. “I guess we’re just going to have to wait and see where Boba Fett goes in [switching from] the old jumpsuit to the armor. I don’t want to ruin it for anybody.”

He doesn’t leave us completely hanging though: “I can say we’re going to be able to expect a whole lot of blasting and Boba Fett going through the galaxy, terrorizing all the Jedi.” Sounds good to me.

That leaves just one more question. What’s up with Boba Fett’s lameass death in “Return of the Jedi,” when an errant swinging stick shorts out his jetpack and sends him hurtling into the Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine.

“I came up with my theory, that Boba Fett was sick that day,” Logan explained. “As we all know, if you have a cold, you’re coughing. And the moisture in the helmet would have [fogged up the visor], so it would’ve been hard to see.”

I’ll take it. Tune in to Cartoon Network tonight for the two-part season finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”