Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN Will Also Explore the Rise of the First Order

We’ve got about two months before The Mandalorian drops on Disney+, and we recently got a trailer for the series that Star Wars fans completely flipped for. We have a good idea of what to expect from the story, but thanks to showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer and director Dave Filoni, we have some interesting new details to share.

During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Favreau and Filoni explain that The Mandalorian will also explore the First Order’s rise to power. Filoni says:

“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.”

Favreau then went on to tease:

“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, [the First Order are] not just starting out. They’re pretty far along…So somehow, things weren’t necessarily managed as well as they could have been if [the galaxy] ended up in hot water again like that.”

If the First Order is being explored in the series, I guess that means there’s a chance that Supreme Leader Snoke could make an appearance at some point. It would be pretty interesting to see the history of this character actually explored in some way. After all, he was a driving force in building up the First Order.

The report goes on to say that 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.” So, that’s something that Star Wars fans can look forward to as well! I can’t wait to see what those elements are!

The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.

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