Fans think The Mandalorian dropped Star Wars' first F-bomb

Fans think The Mandalorian dropped Star Wars' first F-bomb
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Written by 

Tom Chapman


19th Apr 2023 16:42

With the family-friendly image of the Star Wars series, the closest you really got to a swear in the original trilogy was Princess Leia calling Han Solo a "scruffy-looking nerf herder." - sorry Nan. 

That's all changed with more adult outings in recent years, and while Disney still has its family morals to maintain, fans of The Mandalorian think they've heard the franchise's first F-bomb.

Did The Mandalorian drop the first Star Wars F-bomb?



Eagle-eared fans think they heard some colourful language in Season 3 of The Mandalorian, with the fingers being pointed at a foul-mouthed Anzellan in Episode 7. First appearing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Anzellans are a droid-loving species that mutter their own language. 

Shared on Twitter, it sounds like we hear the pint-sized mechanic say, "I'm out, motherf***er." The official subtitles don't help, as when the unnamed Anzella speaks, it simply says, "[Speaks Anzellan]."

Although it's doubtful that some irate Disney employee snuck the F-bomb into The Mandalorian, others are taking it as canon. One supporter chuckled, "I heard it!!! So glad you caught it before Disney edits it."

Another joked, "'I'm Out Muthaf****s' is now officially in Star Wars. Congrats." A third responded to the idea it's an F-bomb and concluded, "And it was NOT from Samuel L. Jackson..!"

Star Wars has a strange history with swearing

Fiona Shaw as Maarva in Andor
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Star Wars has a long history with swears, with words like "kriffing" and "sleemo" being used as insults. There's also the Huttese "E chu ta" which offended C-3PO in The Empire Strikes Back. In particular, the canned Expanded Universe introduced a tonne of insults.

More recently, John Boyega's Finn called Benicio del Toro's DJ a "b*stard" in The Last Jedi and Fiona Shaw's Maarva nearly said "f**k " in the Andor Season 1 finale. Shaw's stirring final speech was one for the ages where she called the Empire "b*stards," however, it was nearly even more iconic. 

Speaking to Empire, Dedra Meero actor Denise Gough said, "At the end, she didn't say, 'Fight the Empire!' She said, 'F**k the Empire!' Which we were all really excited about. But we weren't allowed to keep it, obviously." Also, let's not forget Alex Ferns' Linus Mosk dropped the first Star Wars "sh*t" in Andor

While everyone is seeing the funny side of a potential swear in The Mandalorian, Disney hasn't responded to claims it slipped a risque Anzellan in under our noses. With The Mandalorian already commissioned for Season 4, we say go all in on sweary Anzellans in the next run of episodes.

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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