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Updates to ‘The Mandalorian’ Timeline Explained

By Josh Reilly B.

The Mandalorian season 3 is nearly here, and with it has come a slew of interviews from creator Jon Favreau alongside other figures such as Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Katee Sackhoff, Pedro Pascal, and more.

In a recent interview with Skytalkers, Favreau discussed the timeline of the hit series. It was previously reported that The Mandalorian began five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, with the story of the first two seasons then taking place in an unspecified amount of time. Now, Favreau shed some light onto his show’s placement in the canon timeline.

“Grogu was rescued and spent many years with The Mandalorian, [then] he went with Luke Skywalker. Now he’s been two years apart from The Mandalorian, training.”

If this is indeed correct, The Mandalorian seemingly takes place over a much larger period of time than most audiences believed. The show would also be much closer to the sequel trilogy than previously thought, which could suggest Favreau and Filoni’s interest in exploring and expanding upon that time period more.

This development also makes the time Din Djarin spent away from his adoptive son even more significant, only adding to the emotional weight of the final moments of season 2.

Check out the full interview here:

The Mandalorian season 3 premieres March 1 on Disney+.

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