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The Mandalorian To Delve Into First Order’s Origins

September 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
D23 Expo 2019 - The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau, Pedro Pascal

When The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+, it will give some insight into how the First Order came to be. David Filoni, who directed episodes of the series, told EW that the upcoming series will explore the start of the fascist organization led by Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

“This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars,” Filoni said. “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.”

Showrunner Jon Favreau added, “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 … So somehow, things weren’t necessarily managed as well as they could have been if [the galaxy] ended up in hot water again like that.”

The series will premiere on November 12th when Disney+ launches.