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Clone Wars: "Death Trap" & Matt Lanter Audio Interview

This Friday night, Boba Fett is returning to the Star Wars universe in the "Death Trap" episode of Clone Wars. Plus from the archives we've pulled an audio interview with the voice of Anakin Skywalker, Matt Lanter.
Since his iconic introduction in The Empire Strikes Back thirty years ago, bounty hunter Boba Fett has been a figure of mystery and intrigue – a merciless mercenary whose battered battle armor hid any traces of humanity remaining in his hardened heart. A man of few words – he had only five lines and a death scream in the original trilogy – he was nonetheless a force to be reckoned with, unafraid to challenge even a Dark Lord of the Sith. But he wasn’t always a hunter with a ruthless reputation; he was once a boy, alone in the galaxy and forced to fend for himself after the death of his father. These origins were glimpsed briefly in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones…but now, Boba’s BACK – a young man taking the dangerous first steps on his journey from innocent to icon in “Death Trap,” the beginning of the thrilling three-part season finale of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, April 23 on Cartoon Network.

Reprising his role from Attack of the Clones, Daniel Logan is back to voice Boba in The Clone Wars – older, wiser and ready to take on the iconic character’s crucial turning point.

“This is a key time for Boba,” says Logan. “When we saw him in Episode II, he was just a kid. But he watched his dad get killed by Mace Windu, and now he wants revenge against the Jedi. He’s bitter and angry. A lot’s changed for Boba, even though not much time’s passed for him. I rewatched Attack of the Clones a few times to see how my voice sounded back then – I’m older and it’s changed a little, you know? I wanted to stay true to that original sound. But, he’s darker and more serious now – and he definitely has an edge.”

An edge – and a mission. Determined to exact revenge upon the Jedi, Boba poses as a clone cadet to sneak aboard a Jedi Cruiser. It’s easy enough for him to blend in; he is, after all, created from the same genetic blueprint as the rest of the clones – that of bounty hunter Jango Fett. But though he may have DNA identical to the Republic heroes’, he nonetheless sees himself as a unique individual – with no affection for his genetic brethren.

“He’s with the clones, but he’s not one of them,” says Logan. “He’s special; that’s how he sees it. And now he’s alone. He had a relationship with Jango, like a father and son. None of the other clones had that connection; they’re just soldiers, and now they’re standing in his way. And that’s one of things that makes Boba so cool, as a kid and as a bounty hunter – nothing stands in his way.”

As for Logan himself, nothing would stand in his way when faced with the opportunity to revisit the role of the would-be bounty hunter. But though he was thrilled to be providing the voice of Boba for The Clone Wars, he had to curb his enthusiasm and hold his tongue – at least until the character’s return was officially announced.

“It was so hard keeping quiet,” says Logan. “We didn’t want to ruin the surprise that Boba was coming back, so I couldn’t say anything! It’s been a year [since the initial voice recording session], and people would ask me if I was going to appear in The Clone Wars – if Boba was coming back. And I couldn’t say anything! I was so excited, and I wanted to shout it, you know? But I had to be quiet. Now that I can finally talk about it, I’m bursting. I saw the finished episodes a few weeks ago, and it just looks so cool – worth the wait! Fans are going to be excited to see how the character develops – but we don’t give too much away. Boba’s a mystery; that’s what’s cool about him.”

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