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Why We're Worried About The Razor Crest In The Mandalorian Season 2

If the new trailer for The Mandalorian season 2 is any indication, Din Djarin might soon be in the market for a new ship.

The bounty hunter — who we will henceforth refer to as "Mando," like everyone else does — is seen getting into more than a couple sticky situations in the new spot, but fans of the hit Disney+ series know that he can handle himself just fine. The same can't necessarily be said for the Razor Crest — the trusty ship that proved in the first season to be an effective mobile base of operations for Mando and "The Child," a.k.a. Baby Yoda — is looking a little worse for wear.

Specifically, there's one shot early in the trailer in which it looks like the vessel has taken a wee bit of damage. We see the Razor Crest skirting the atmosphere of a murky, cloud-covered planet, with another, somewhat Earth-like planet in the background. You have to look pretty close, but there appears to be a bit of debris hanging off of one side of the ship, and its cargo door is hanging wide open. The ship actually seems to be adrift, or close to it. One of its engines is burning far brighter than the other, and the weaker one is periodically shooting off sparks, further suggesting that the Razor Crest has quite recently taken a pummeling of some sort.

More alarmingly, there's an extremely brief shot later in the trailer in which a ship is entering the atmosphere of some unknown planet, bursting into flames upon doing so. It's tough to tell because of all the white-hot fire, but it sure looks like that ship could be the Razor Crest — and if so, then it's a near-certainty that Mando's faithful vessel will quite literally become toast at some point in season 2.

Could Mando hook up with a familiar ride in season 2?

If indeed the Razor Crest becomes the Roasted Crisp, then Mando will definitely be in the market for another ship. Fortunately for him, it's been strongly rumored that season 2 of The Mandalorian will finally see the return of one of the most iconic characters in all of Star Wars lore, and the template for Mando himself — Boba Fett, the infamous bounty hunter who wore Mandalorian armor, and who appeared to become Sarlacc chow during the events of Return of the Jedi.

Now, it should be noted that this has yet to be confirmed. We do know, however, that Deadwood's Timothy Olyphant has joined the cast as an unidentified character, and that Olyphant has been confirmed to have shot scenes while wearing Boba Fett's iconic armor. Confusingly, though, it's also been reported that Temeura Morrison has joined The Mandalorian's season 2 cast. Morrison portrayed Jango Fett — of whom Boba is a clone — in Attack of the Clones.

Lucasfilm and Disney may be holding their cards close to the vest, but many observers have reached the conclusion that Olyphant will be portraying Cobb Vanth, a former slave introduced in Chuck Wendig's Aftermath novel series (which happens to be canon) who scavenged Boba's armor from that filthy Sarlacc pit. That would mean that Morrison is almost certainly playing Boba himself, who probably wants his armor back — and who will probably be in pursuit of Vanth aboard his own iconic vessel, the Slave I.

If Mando and Boba should cross paths, it's not likely to be a friendly encounter — and if our hero manages to do what the Sarlacc couldn't and put an end to Boba for good, well, the Slave I is going to be up for grabs. It happens to have a lot of cool custom features designed specifically for bounty hunters — and what Star Wars fan wouldn't be thrilled to see Mando at its controls?

The Mandalorian season 2 debuts on Disney+ on October 30, 2020.