While we’re not likely to get Snoke’s backstory or how The First Order was able to fully consolidate power, ‘The Mandalorian‘ shall be giving us some aspects of how it evolved. At least, that is what showrunner Jon Favreau and director Dave Filoni are teasing in a recent interview. We know that the upcoming Disney+ series is the first non-novel that explores any of the time period between ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ so seeing what happened to The Empire is clearly something that needs to be at least partially showcased.
Especially since Giancarlo Esposito‘s character Moff Gideon who is shown above happens to be an ex-Imperial governer under the Galactic Empire.
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Filoni shared the theme of the series and how we’ll be seeing this transition best by saying:
“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.”
On top of that, Favreau added:
“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, [the First Order are] not just starting out. They’re pretty far along.”
It should come as no surprise to see that ex-Imperial Officers would be drawn to The First Order once it had been properly established, but quite a few might have seen this as their own time to rise in power. It will be exciting to see the universe in chaos and The Mandalorian trying to be a force of good in it.
Are you excited that we’ll be exploring what happened to The Empire and see parts of the groundwork for The First Order being put in place? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Source: Entertainment Weekly