We’ve now got some idea how the Star Wars series The Mandalorian will tie-in to the current trilogy of films as it’s now been revealed via EntertainmentWeekly that the Disney+ series will explore the origins of The First Order, who took over villain duties from The Empire after the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars: The Return of The Jedi.
The upcoming Disney+ series is set to explore some of the early origins of the First Order — the dictatorship commanded by Supreme Leader Snoke that rose up to succeed the fallen Galactic Empire that was defeated in Return of the Jedi.
The outlet got some nifty quotes from both showrunner Jon Favreau and director Dave Filoni on the project connecting to The First Order.
FILONI: “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: “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 certainly sounds like series villain Moff Gideon played by Giancarlo Esposito is a perfect candidate to be one of the characters that assembles The First Order or at least is part of the early ranks.
I’m slightly curious if we’ll be seeing more than just the beginnings in the series and if we might see some characters first introduced in The Force Awakens.
The show’s cast includes Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Werner Herzog, Bill Burr, Mark Boone Jr., Emily Swallow, Ming-Na Wen, and possibly John C. Reilly as well.
Lucasfilm and Disney have already given the series a second season, which would certainly speak to the quality of the first season.
The Mandalorian is set to be released on the launch of Disney+ on November 12th.
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