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With The Mandalorian set a good quarter of a century before the rise of the First Order in The Force Awakens and Star Wars Resistance, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have a good stretch of the timeline to play in and expand upon, taking us from the era of the post-Empire galaxy to the rise of Snoke’s dark forces. Speaking recently, Favreau described the work that’s being put in to not only tell a thrilling story but also to fit the debut Disney Plus series into the wider canvas of the Star Wars saga.

I’m putting a lot of effort working with Dave Filoni to figure out what the overarching story is and the storyline for all these characters and what the world is like. We want to make sure that we have a road map, because we’re also a puzzle piece that fits into a larger Star Wars universe that has a lot of other movies and a lot of other projects, and we want to make sure we’re consistent with them.

Favreau elaborates on that 25 year stretch of time that lies ahead between The Mandalorian and The Force Awakens.

We have a good 25-year patch of road that nobody is exploring right now, and it’s the most interesting time for me as a storyteller to explore — the time after the fall of the empire and before the resurgence of the darker forces.

We’re off to a thrilling start, let’s hope Favreau and Filoni keep up the pace.