‘Star Wars’: Boba Fett Actor Shares the Surprising Way He Got to Return for ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has closed the book on this era of the saga’s big-screen history. But once you’re a part of the Star Wars family, you’re in it for life. As Luke Skywalker himself once said, “No one’s ever really gone.”
So even though it’s been nearly two decades since Daniel Logan played a 10-year-old Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, the actor has stayed close to the saga. Logan has remained a fixture on the convention circuit, pleased to meet fans and sign autographs.
In addition to playing the young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, Logan reprised the role on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. From 2010 to 2012, he voiced the character as well as assorted clone cadets in six episodes of the series. Now, in a new interview, Logan revealed how he made it back to the “galaxy far, far away.”
Daniel Logan tried to win a role on ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
When Star Wars: The Clone Wars launched in 2008, Logan was a fan just like anyone else, even though he had appeared in the Star Wars universe years earlier. But when he would encounter Dave Filoni — one of The Clone Wars‘ driving forces — at conventions, he would try to win him over.
“I’d always joke with him or try to buy him something,” Logan told Looper. “If he had a meal, I’d try and say I’d buy it for him, just so I could grease him up to try to get a role in Clone Wars because I really liked the series.”
Despite Logan’s best efforts, the actor’s attempts at mounting a Star Wars return continued to go awry. Then one day Filoni relented and offered Logan the opportunity to pick up where he left off with Boba Fett. Thus, Star Wars: The Clone Wars kickstarted an arc for a slightly older Boba Fett.
Ultimately, George Lucas helped the actor reprise the fan-favorite role
Naturally, Logan believed his efforts at buttering Filoni up gave him the chance to return to the saga on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. That wasn’t the case. Rather, Logan’s casting came down all the way from George Lucas himself. According to the actor, Filoni said it was Lucas who wanted to bring Boba Fett onto the show, with Logan providing his voice.
“It was an honor, the fact that I worked for him when I was 13, and that he still remembered my name,” Logan told Looper. “Maybe he kept watch of what I was doing with my fan base or keeping up on the convention circuit. I don’t know. The fact he still remembered my name was just a blessing itself.”
Truly, Logan’s lingering presence among the Star Wars fan community likely helped. But further bolstering his casting was probably the fact that he was just the right age to reprise the character of Boba Fett on the animated series.
Daniel Logan could always return to ‘Star Wars’ at some point
Come to think of it, Logan could conceivably return to the Star Wars universe down the line. With the Skywalker saga over, the future of the saga remains largely uncertain. But as Hamill said in a recent farewell to the saga, Star Wars is indeed a family. And Logan is certainly a part of it.
Regardless of whether he returns to the saga, Logan’s place within the legacy of Star Wars is secure. Just like other longtime actors have found ways to reappear later down the line, we wouldn’t be surprised to see (or hear) Logan back in the Star Wars saga again sometime soon.