While we wait to find out if there will ever be a standalone Boba Fett movie, the beloved bounty hunter will return to the Star Wars universe in audiobook form, played by Jon “Hamm Solo” Hamm. The Marjorie Prime star is one of ten narrators for Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, the new anthology containing 40 stories of background characters for the 40th anniversary of A New Hope.
Hamm will read Batman: The Animated Series writer Paul Dini’s short story “Added Muscle.” Judging from the line below, the story might concern Fett joining up with Jabba the Hutt:
Hamm is a curious choice; already the announcement has earned some Don Draper jokes. But he’s been experimenting with genre stories in the last few years, playing a hologram in Marjorie Prime and showing up on the Black Mirror Christmas special.
StarWars.com posted the complete cast list:
- Jonathan Davis
- Ashley Eckstein
- Janina Gavankar
- Jon Hamm
- Neil Patrick Harris
- January LaVoy
- Saskia Maarleveld
- Carol Monda
- Daniel José Older
- Marc Thompson
According to the attached interview with producers Aaron Blank and Nick Martortelli, Harris will be reading as an Imperial officer on the Death Star; Maarleveld will reprise her role as Leia’s adoptive mother from Claudia Gray’s Leia, Princess of Alderaan; and Eckstein, who most recently voiced Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, will also voice Miara Larte in the story she co-wrote with E.K. Johnston.
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View will be available in hardcover, ebook, and unabridged audiobook on October 3.