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‘The Mandalorian’ will lead to sequel trilogy, showrunner Jon Favreau says

‘The Mandalorian’ showrunner Jon Favreau admitted the show will lead into the sequel trilogy.

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Stormtrooper and Shoretroopers in ‘The Mandalorian.’ ‘The Mandalorian’ showrunner Jon Favreau admitted the show will lead into the sequel trilogy.

Stormtroopers and Shoretroopers in “The Mandalorian.” “The Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau recently admitted the show will lead into the sequel trilogy.

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“The Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau recently hinted that the Disney+ series will lead into the sequel trilogy.

What’s going on?

Favreau talked about “The Mandalorian” in a new interview with the Writer’s Guild of America.

  • He said the showrunners needed to understand how the show fits into the “Star Wars” timeline, especially as the sequel trilogy is 30 years in the future from when the show takes place.
Having an understanding of how story fits into, not just our series, but the ‘Star Wars’ universe, that’s something that requires a very collaborative approach. That collaboration is what inspires me to be able to go home and type and write scenes alone. We found a very interesting, cool balance that’s about as fulfilling as anything I’ve ever worked on in my whole career.

Favreau said he didn’t have the show planned from the beginning, and the storyline has unfolded as he’s written about it.

The story unfolded as I wrote it. ‘The Mandalorian’ inherits a great deal from existing ‘Star Wars’ stories, and when I write, that context is always a consideration. It became clear that, within the established continuity, certain things were likely to transpire.

As I wrote for the Deseret News, Favreau said in the same interview that it wasn’t always the plan to bring back Luke Skywalker into the show, though.

Questions about the sequel trilogy

“The Mandalorian” could lead into the sequel trilogy. But there are a lot of rumors out there right now about the sequel trilogy being retconned and rebooted.

Specifically, the U.K. tabloid Express reported that Disney is looking to retcon the sequel trilogy so that it never happened in the “Star Wars” timeline. The reboot would happen in a three-season show, which could focus on each sequel trilogy film per season.

And, as I explained for the Deseret News, the new show would have footage of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker filmed during the sequel trilogy. A scene was reportedly filmed between the three of them during production of “The Force Awakens.”