[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”29152″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Mandalorian series, with Jon Favreau as showrunner, is one of many stories in the franchise that will become the many “in-betweeners” in the new canon. According to Entertainment Weekly, director Dave Filoni explained that there’s an obvious transition period, post-second Death Star destruction.
From what I gathered, it’s still quite a mess as everything is in disorder. At his point the Rebellion is attempting to establish a new republic. The other side seems to be picking up what’s left of the former Empire. Favreau teased a question of what could happen between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order in that 30-year time period. This should get fan-base minds going that’s for sure.
Of course, those who are readers of the lore could have immersed themselves in the “Journey to Star Wars” publication initiative. This was a project that attempted to connect the big screen to the published works via the Star Wars: Aftermath series by Chuck Wendig.
According to Star Wars News Net, there was a review given in the series that mentioned interludes in these books. It touched on what happened after Jabba the Hutt was killed and what occurred after Lando destroyed the second Death Star. Not sure if this will be mirrored or paralleled in some fashion in The Mandalorian, but beyond that, it could be falling into spoiler territory if mentioned. The reviewer was left satisfied, especially in the final Aftermath book.
“I found these interludes to be some of the most rewarding elements to the trilogy, especially in Empire’s End.”
It’s speculated that the Moff Gideon character, played by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, could be attempting to piece together the former dictatorship into the First Order. So it would seem a lot of what’s occurred as a result are in quite a disarray.
EW did mention where The Mandalorian will get it’s elements:
“The Mandalorian plans to use elements from across the Skywalker saga films, The Clone Wars and other animated series and the Extended Universe in its storytelling”.
Now, I am not sure to what extent on how connected The Mandalorian will be to the rest of the events that occurred in the Aftermath series and on the big screen. It could be a stand alone or a side bar focused on the Mandalorian culture. However, Moff Gideon is in the picture and it wouldn’t surprise me how much the Disney+ series could very well become one of the many connective tissues tied to Lucasfilm. The aforementioned quote reflects just that.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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