Did anyone see the new “Under The Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett” short documentary recently released on Disney+?
This was billed as:
“Explore the history of the legendary bounty hunter in Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett, an Original Documentary Special now streaming on @DisneyPlus.”
Well, they did the dirty on Jason Wingreen in this documentary.
There is not a single mention of him at all in it.
The doc starts with Temuera Morrison as the voice of Boba in the Original Trilogy, and ends with Temuera Morrison as being the voice of Boba.
It was like Jason Wingreen’s role in Empire Strikes Back, his distinct and awe inspiring voice as Boba, never happened.
Everyone else seems to be in the documentary, gets a mention, some screen time, a nod, some archive footage.
There is even a great emotional segment in the “Under The Helmet” with archive footage of Jeremy Bulloch (RIP). Plus mentions of Duwayne Dunham in the Boba suit testing it out, and later on at the Marin County Fair. Joe Johnston, Lucas himself also appear in it, as do Daniel Logan, Temuera, Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Filoni, Ben Burtt and Steve Sansweet.
I found the documentary a fine enjoyable watch (other than completely ignoring Wingreen’s role as the voice of Fett).
But the decision to omit Jason Wingreen from this doc, without one single mention, is a poor and erroneous attempt at re-writing history from Lucasfilm, and also the actor’s contribution to the Original Trilogy.
For anyone who does not know of Jason Wingreen voice work in Empire Strikes Back, here is a video of his lines as Boba Fett:
‘Boba Fett’s Voice: Temuera Morrison (2004) vs. Jason Wingreen (1980)’
Sorry, I did not see Jason already posted videos on this in The random YouTube / Vimeo etc video thread for the Original Trilogy