Jon Hamm Will Play Boba Fett In a New Star Wars Audiobook

Image: Still via Youtube
Image: Still via Youtube

Yesterday, we brought you more details on From a Certain Point of View, a new 40th Anniversary Star Wars anthology tale gathering short stories set in and around the events of A New Hope. The audiobook just had its cast announced, and includes a surprising star: Jon Hamm as the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett.


Announced this morning on, the cast of narrators for From a Certain Point of View’s audiobook release includes Hamm playing Fett in “Added Muscle”—a story written from Fett’s perspective by Batman: The Animated Series icon Paul DiniStar Wars: Battlefront II’s Janina Gavankar, Clone Wars and Rebels star Ashley Eckstein, and even Neil Patrick Harris as an Imperial Officer stationed on the Death Star. Here’s the full list of actors lending their voices to the 40 tales:

  • Jonathan Davis
  • Ashley Eckstein
  • Janina Gavankar
  • Jon Hamm
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • January LaVoy
  • Saskia Maarleveld
  • Carol Monda
  • Daniel José Older
  • Marc Thompson

There are so many weird and wonderful stories being told in this collection—covering everything from Raymus Antilles’ last flight as the captain of the Tantive IV to the daring story of the world’s most famous malfunctioning droid, R5-D4—but honestly, Boba Hamm is probably the thing that has us excited the most now. From a Certain Point of View’s audiobook version releases alongside the hardcover on October 3.

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