The Mandalorian: Does The Marshal Have Anakin’s Podracer?

In addition to the shape of the engine, the intake fan is similar as is the yellow plating – though neitherĀ are exactly the same asĀ those on theĀ engines of Anakin’s podracer. There’s also some red plating covering more of the engine,Ā not to mentionĀ theĀ seat now affixed to the side. However, these are modifications that could have been made to the original engine, altering its design so that it now only bears a passingĀ resemblance toĀ the engines that powered Anakin’s victory in theĀ Boonta Eve Classic. By the time ofĀ The Mandalorian season 2, it’s been 40 years since Anakin’s podrace, so wereĀ the engines still in use, they’d haveĀ surelyĀ requiredĀ a few new parts to keep them running.

Regardless of if the engineĀ once belonged to Anakin or not, it’s hard to disputeĀ that the speeder is built from a podracer. It even its sound like one, with the speeder’s sound design audibly mimicking that of a podracer, especially in the scene of Djarin and Vanth maneuvering through a desert canyon. As either a direct callback to Anakin’s podracing days or simply to the once popular sport, the marshal’s speeder is another example of how The Mandalorian continues to reuse old Star Wars canon in fun, new ways.

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