Star Wars Confirms Impressive Upgrade to The Mandalorian's New Ship

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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While Season 3 of The Mandalorian isn't set to debut until the end of the year, fans got an update on his journey as part of The Book of Boba Fett. Due to this series spinning directly off from The Mandalorian, it seemed only fitting that Mando showed up in one form or another. The shocking part was that he not only appeared but had two chapters fully dedicated to his ongoing adventures.

Chapter 5, appropriately entitled "The Return of The Mandalorian," featured Din Djarin's on-screen return after winning the Darksaber from Moff Gideon and sending Grogu off with Luke Skywalker. Part of the story even allowed him to revisit Tatooine in search of a ship upgrade from Amy Sedaris' Pelli Moto after being expelled from his Mandalorian creed.

Mando settled on a new N-1 cruiser that he helped Peli Motto build - one that's eerily reminiscent of a similar model seen in Episode I: The Phantom Menace from more than two decades ago. As it turns out, Peli added some impressive upgrades, one of which officially confirmed it to be a truly special vehicle.

Star Wars Confirms Incredible Speed of Mando's Ship

Mandalorian Ship N-1
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Star Wars officially confirmed that the Mandalorian's new N-1 ship from The Book of Boba Fett is faster than the original model from Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Having replaced his Razor Crest with this new ship, he customizes it alongside Peli Motto with parts from a Galactic Republic-era starfighter. The modifications that they make to the ship make it exceptionally fast, with the website confirming its increased abilities compared to its early predecessor.

For reference, Peli Motto says this when she speaks on the new model with Mando in Chapter 5:

“I’m gonna add on some custom modifications that’ll make her faster than a fathier."

She teases later in the episode just how fast the ship will be, which is later confirmed through Star Wars' official report on the matter

"I found you a turbonic venturi power assimilator. You’re gonna be the fastest ship on the Outer Rim.”

The Fastest Ship on the Outer Rim

Mandalorian Ship
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While this information was presumed to be true when the ship first came to life in Chapter 5, hearing it confirmed directly from the source confirms that Mando will never have to worry about speed again.

The N-1 certainly made its mark when it first debuted in Episode I as a young Anakin Skywalker used it to help save the day in the movie's final battle. The best part is that The Book of Boba Fett found a way to pay tribute to that moment while helping Mando's own story progress in a way that felt natural and earned at the same time.

All in all, even though the N-1 starfighter is a major upgrade from what he was flying before, the fact that it's arguably the fastest ship in the business should only help Mando with his own business. The new vessel will make its return in The Mandalorian Season 3, and with Grogu in tow once again, the duo should have no problem getting around in space and evading trouble.

All seven episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are available to stream on Disney+, as are the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.