A few days ago a report hit the web stating Timothy Olyphant would be part of the cast of Season 2 of The Mandalorian Disney+ series in an undisclosed role. Sources at /Film have reportedly obtained a few pieces of information on the character Olyphant will be portraying in Season 2. Check out their info below.
Our sources have confirmed to us that Olyphant filmed scenes wearing Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor for the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian. That might sound confusing because earlier this month it was reported that Temuera Morrison, who originated the role of Jango Fett (Boba’s clone father), had been cast as Boba Fett. So what’s going on here?
If Morrison is playing the role of Boba Fett, then Timothy Olyphant is playing an enigmatic character named Cobb Vanth. Introduced in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath book series, Vanth is the self-appointed sheriff of the Tatooine-based settlement Freetown. He wears a mysterious set of Mandalorian armor that was acquired from Jawas who scavenged the wreckage of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi. As you may recall, that was the site of a battle where Boba Fett was thrown into the Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine’s Dune Sea. It’s assumed that the Mandalorian armor purchased by Vanth is none other than the infamous green armor formerly worn by one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters, Boba Fett.
Not familiar with the character Cobb Vanth? Neither am I.
This latest info drop on Olyphant joins Katee Sackhoff, Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Michael Biehn, Rosario Dawson, and Sasha Banks as actors/actresses/entertainers who are reportedly reprising a certain role(s), debuting the live-action version of an existing animated Star Wars character, or portraying an all-new character in Season 2.
None of these casting reports have been officially confirmed by Lucasfilm to date.
Season 2 of The Mandalorian is currently on schedule to debut sometime in October.