UPDATED: Exactly when does The Mandalorian, the newest Star Wars live-action series, take place? The response may surprise you. The Skywalker epic story, which Lucasfilm started telling in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, is where The Mandalorian is set at an intriguing point in time. You might be able to determine when The Mandalorian is set if you pay close attention to the first episode.
The Mandalorian takes set immediately after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, in case the Stormtrooper heads on pikes and the conspicuous absence of Darth Vader didn’t give it away. Darth Vader dies, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) burns his body on a funeral pyre on Endor, and later Luke, Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) are feted by the rest of the Rebel Alliance. This is how the 1983 movie closes.
Five years have passed after the events of Return of the Jedi, meaning that Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo are still alive and well somewhere in the galaxy as The Mandalorian picks up. Additionally, this implies that Kylo Ren, who is still known as Ben Solo at this point, is still a young child and that Rey and Finn have not yet been born. Pretty bizarre, no? The Skywalker saga’s main protagonists are extremely unlikely to appear in The Mandalorian because it takes set on the Outer Rim, although there is a good chance they might be mentioned because the events of Return of the Jedi are recent in this programme.
UPDATE: As of The Mandalorian’s Season 2 conclusion, we have not only witnessed the immediate impacts of life after the official collapse of the Empire, but we have also observed the persistence of Imperial rule in various parts of the galaxy. The Mandalorian group has portrayed significant moments from the Skywalker Saga, notably the Battle of Endor, in flashback (and there have been some notable cameos from characters established elsewhere in this universe).
It will be lot simpler to position The Mandalorian in the chronological chronology of the Star Wars films and television programmes now that you know when it takes place. The Skywalker saga’s films and television programmes are available to stream via the Star Wars Twitter account. In line with our own in-depth Star Wars Timeline. They tweeted a cute infographic over this weekend to assist you in finding the ideal viewing order on Disney+ for all of your binge-watching requirements. Look it over:
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— Star Wars | Andor Premieres Sept 21 on Disney+ (@starwars) November 15, 2019
Through the end of December, new episodes of The Mandalorian will generally be released every Friday on Disney+ for streaming. Check out our list of the top TV series on Disney+ for more information.
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