When is The Mandalorian Set in the Star Wars Timeline?
The Mandalorian is set in the Star Wars Universe but when is it set really?
There was much skepticism and criticism before 'The Mandalorian' was even released, but when the show was released on Disney+, all the doubts and criticisms were gone, and people were taken by the contained story of 'The Mandalorian.' The show is a definite success, and one of the only qualms we can find about the show among the fans is about the length of the show.
Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, people are not getting enough from the show and are left wanting more; maybe it is by design. But still, in this day and age when 'Star Wars' isn’t as bulletproof as it used to be back in the day, The Mandalorian’s reception was a breath of fresh air for the Star Wars franchise.
The reception aside, the content of the show is also amazing, but there is a little confusion as to when the show is based in the 'Star Wars' timeline. There are some hints in the show for you to figure the whole thing out yourself.
The show takes place some five years after the events of the 'Return of the Jedi,' which is why you see dirty storm troopers in the room where 'Mando' gets his job to find the child, and there are storm troopers helmets on spikes, and they appear to have died a violent death.
As you may recall at the end of 'Return of the Jedi,' the Rebels successfully destroy another Death Star and rid the galaxy of the Empire. 'Darth Vader' is gone, 'Palpatine' is gone (kind of), and there are only some remnants of the Empire.
The show is based on the outer rims of the galaxy which is why it is nice they are showing the Storm Troopers on the edge of the galaxy because we know how the Empire builds itself back up in the form of 'The First Order' on the outer rim, far from the hands of the 'Imperial Senate.'
Watch: The introduction of Mando in The Mandalorian
The people involved in the making of the show said 'The Mandalorian' would explain the rise of 'First Order' in the show, and it seems they are already laying the groundworks for a larger revelation even though the episodes and the stories contained in them seem so small and contained.
It is also the reason why people are connecting with the series because, for the first time a live-action version of the 'Star Wars' franchise is showing the ground level people of the galaxy and the story is not based on a legend of the 'Star Wars' universe who will free the entire galaxy. If this is the type of story 'Star Wars' franchise can tell after the end of the 'Skywalker' saga, then there is hope for the future of the galaxy far far away.
Watch: The trailer for the final Skywalker movie
We know 'The Mandalorian' will touch on bigger subject matters, and some images shown on the trailer are still not here, which means there are more dangers to come in the life of 'Mando.' But if the compressed stories of the first two episodes are anything to go on, then we are so ready for what is in store for the bounty hunter.
'The Mandalorian' is currently streaming on Disney+ with the first two episodes being available, and subsequent episodes will be available every Friday, or you can wait six more weeks to binge-watch the entire thing after all the episodes drop.
Watch: The trailer for the first season of the Disney Plus show The Mandalorian
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