Boba Fett may not have had a lot of screen time, but he was easily one of the most iconic characters in Star Wars. Why? Almost entirely because of the Mandalorian armor he wore. It was anonymous, and intimidating. We’ll see another version of said armor when The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ later this year. If reports are true, if looks like Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian is getting an upgrade.

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Promo photo of the new Mandalorian armor. (Image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

The official synopsis for Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series says that it will “follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” According to Making Star Wars, however, he may not be so alone. Conversely, it seems our hero will be part of a “secret enclave of Mandalorians”, and among them a woman forging Mandalorian armor.

Mandalorian Armor Gets an Upgrade

Of course this is rumor.  Notwithstanding, the article presents some interesting tidbits of information regarding the Mandalorian armor we’ll see the series. First and foremost, it doesn’t appear to be truly Mandalorian in nature. His suit will utilize parts of Shore Trooper armor as seen in Rogue One.

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Shore Trooper armor as seen at Star Wars Celebration 2016. (Image:

Examining the one photo we’ve seen thus far, it seems his shoulder caps and perhaps forearm sheaths may very well be Imperial in nature. There’s no question that they differ from those that Boba Fett wore, as you can see in photos of Fett from Return of the Jedi.

Image: Lucasfilm

The report notes that eventually his Mandalorian armor will further change, and incorporate bits of Death Trooper armor as well. Perhaps that ties in to the rumors of Death Troopers and other Imperials being spotted on set.

Is The Mandalorian Inspired by Jango Fett?

The unnamed source lastly suggests that the Mandalorian armor we’ve seen in the promo photo will continue to morph as the series progresses. Eventually it will (supposedly) take on a more chrome look. As the helmet we’ve seen already is unpainted, perhaps Favreau is going for more of the Jango Fett look than Boba.

Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. (Image: Lucasfilm)

All that being said, it sounds as if Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian armor will definitely be unique. And if the show features a secret enclave of Mandalorian warriors with a female armorer (Gina Carano, perhaps)? Then perhaps The Mandalorian will be the live-action Star Wars series we’ve been craving all this time, after all.

Source: Making Star Wars