Disney has begun building its own canon for the epic space saga Star War. The full length has left fans gnashing their teeth, but good marketing continues to deliver colossal box office returns. The highlight of the Disney Star Wars series was The Mandalorian, which was clearly underestimated by the producers. Failure with a lack of merch is very revealing. The events of the series initially brought some confusion in the ranks of fans. Not everyone understood what period of time the story of the fearless mercenary covers.
The Mandalorian: timeline (what time)
An attentive viewer will understand that the events take place after the fall of the Empire during the formation of the new Republic. According to the plot, it is clear that the remnants of the imperial warriors are hiding in the bottom of the barrel and are clearly not in favor with the ordinary inhabitants of the universe. The first order is just being formed.
When events take place in the series The Mandalorian: what year and episode. References to the Star Wars universe: baby Yoda, Boba Fett and others.
The creators of the series have hinted that Mando’s story begins about 5 years after the Return of the Jedi and the death of Darth Vader. Accordingly, the new phase preceded the plot of Manadlorets by 25 years. During the thrilling action of the series, Luke Skywalker celebrated his thirtieth birthday by hiding in the unknown.
Knowing the chronology of events, the question of who Baby Yoda is immediately disappears. This is not the story of a wise Jedi Master. The cute freak is a member of the same unnamed race as Yoda Sr. They may be related. It is possible that the child is the reincarnation of a Jedi. True, the age of the little one speaks against this version – 50 years. Just 9 years ago, Yoda was in good health and taught the wisdom of the Jedi to the young Luke Skywalker.
Judging by the speed of events in The Mandalorian, the series will not be able to chronologically connect the two phases of Star Wars (Episodes 6 and 7). Even multiple seasons will span events no further than 12 ABY.
References in The Mandalorian: Star Wars Universe
The new project aims to revive the interest of canon fans. The product turned out not too canonical, but in the spirit of the classic saga. Transitions when changing frames and sometimes lamp graphics cause pleasant nostalgia.
Zhenya Bazhenov (BadComedian) positively assessed the novelty. His main argument was the “normal” protagonist. Finally, this is not a Mary Sue, but an ordinary character who attracts and disposes to herself.
When watching The Mandalorian, you can stumble upon some cool references to the MCU. In the fifth series, Mando visited the planet Tatooine (the birthplace of Anakin and Luke Skywalker). The viewer is shown the cantina where Han Solo and Skywalker Jr. first met. The hunter’s guild candidate sits at the same table as the pilot of the Millennium Falcon in Episode 4.
In the hideout of the Mandalorian clan, you can see a character similar to Boba Fett. Given the popularity of this minor hero, his appearance looks absolutely justified.
Each episode is reminiscent of a classic story. The characters remember the past war. The viewer is greeted by familiar races and droid models. But no one remembers the main characters of the saga. We are probably hinted that the scale of the conflict was so great that its participants were not aware of the leaders of the battle between the empire and the republic.
Interesting allusions to other films are a dime a dozen here. There was a place for both Iron Man and the Japanese classic Seven Samurai. In the sixth series, thanks to the performance of Natalia Tena, you can see a hint of her character in the Game of Thrones.
What references and Easter eggs did you see?