Though the changes aren’t always visible to the audience, Mando’s armor has undergone quite a few upgrades over the years. Pedro Pascal told Empire, “They’ve continued to finesse and make it more comfortable.” But the trickiest aspect of all has remained the same and to this day, donning the iconic helmed is “like going blind.” That visor window that makes Din so immediately intimidating to strangers, and keeps his face from being perceived? It’s absolutely badass! But it’s also wildly impractical. Pascal explained, “Your breath completely fogs up the narrow slit that you can see through. There’s no peripheral vision.” In other words: “If there’s a hole, I’m gonna fall into it.”
Yes, the mighty Din Djarin — the same guy who might very well be key to the future of Mandalore — can be easily defeated by trapdoors, holes, bear traps, and the like. Nobody tell his (many) enemies! Though if worse comes to worst, I’m sure Grogu could handle Force maneuvering his Papa out of any stray holes.
“The Mandalorian” returns to Disney+ on March 1, 2023. The upcoming edition of Empire hits newsstands on Thursday, February 16.