Get ready for the classic kind of Disney bait & switch that we’ve all come to know and love. I’ve discussed this briefly in a previous blog post which wonders if The Mandalorian is based on a Chuck Wendig character.
Well, it turns out that as others have stated, The Mandalorian will focus on the Sequel Trilogy mythology rather than the Original Trilogy.
For Star Wars fans, The Mandalorian is Christmas come early and more news filters in from EW as we learn that the show, while skirting the fringes of the Outer Rim, will also be delving into the earliest days of what would later become the First Order.
Dave Filoni discussed the lay of the land.
“This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars. You get that the Rebels won and they’re trying to establish a Republic, but there’s no way that could have set in for everybody all at once. You have in a Western where you’re out on the frontier and there might be Washington and they might have some marshals, but sometimes good luck finding one.”
And Jon Favreau expanded on that.
“Also, what could happen in the 30 years between celebrating the defeat of the Empire and then the First Order? You come in on Episode VII, they’re not just starting out. They’re pretty far along.”
Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Giancarlo Esposito’s character name is Moff Gideon. Moffs were Sector Governors in the Empire. With the Empire now gone, he’s on his own, except for the stormtroopers who still serve him. And Entertainment Weekly gives us another reference to unhinged crank Chuck Wendig.
There has been an explanation of the rise of the First Order in the Expanded Universe. The books Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig and Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray told of how Imperial remnants fled to the Outer Rim, waged a cold war against the New Republic, and solidified into the First Order six years before the events in The Force Awakens. 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.
Originally published here.