New information about the period of ‘The Mandalorian’ could anger Grogu’s fate.
The finale of the second season of the Disney + series The Mandalorian provided even more clues as to when in the war of stars Timeline This TV show has been discontinued. The final episode of Mandalorian season 2, “The Rescue,” contained a few major twists. To save Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, from Moff Gideons (Giancarlo Esposito) Couplings, title Mandalorian Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) organized a rescue mission with Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Fennec Shand (Ming-na Wen), Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and while Reeves (Sasha Banks). After Grogu was safely back with Din Djarin and Moff Gideon was officially captured, young Luke Skywalker (a digitally aged and CGI capable) Mark Hamill) revealed as the Jedi who answered Grogus’ call to all surviving Jedi Order members from Episode 6, “The Tragedy”.
Luke’s cameo helps us get even clearer when The Mandalorian takes place in the larger Star Wars timeline. It also helps us put together events that are only talked about off-screen, as we’ve heard about in previous Star Wars Skywalker saga films. Previously, Season 1 confirmed that The Mandalorian was discontinued shortly after the Empire fell in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In particular, The Mandalorian is set in 9 ABY five years after the events featured in the 1983 film (Aafter this B.attle of ANDavin). We also knew that The Mandalorian was discontinued 25 years before 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakenswhich is set in 34 ABY. In general, this also means that the Mandalorian is set during the reign of the New Republic, the galactic governing body established by the Alliance and formed after the Empire was destroyed. As a final note, the Mandalorian Season 2 goes very close to the season one finale, which means that there wasn’t too much time between seasons.
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Luke’s cameo at the end of the second season of The Mandalorian confirms this Disney + show is set 19 years before Luke’s nephew Ben Solo (Adam driver) destroys Luke’s Jedi Academy. This event is depicted in the 2017s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi in a flashback. The event is life changing and crucial in the lives of Luke and Ben. Ben was one of the many young Jedi trained at Luke’s Academy to help rebuild the ranks of the Jedi Order. But when Ben felt the pull of the Dark Side (a pull he succumbed to that eventually turned him into Kylo Ren), Luke sensed the disturbance and tried to kill his nephew. As we all know, Ben survived and in one reactionary moment destroyed the entire academy and all of the young Jedis in training there.
The implications that Luke will take over the mentoring and training of Grogu at the end of Mandalorian Season 2 are intense. It would be very gloomy to assume that Grogu is a victim of Ben Solo, but with no clear answer from The Mandalorian Showrunner Jon Favreau, Executive producer Dave Filonior anyone else involved in the show is worth considering this option. However, we should remember that Din Djarin Grogu also promised to see him again in the future before the two separate paths at the end of season two. This offers a more upbeat possibility that Grogu and Din Djarin will reunite and the young Jedi will leave Luke’s Academy before Ben Solo destroys them.
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While Mandalorian Season 2 provides a clearer picture of when the show’s events will take place, we still don’t know when the Mandalorian story will end in Star Wars era. That depends on how many seasons the show will get and in which direction Filoni and Favreau want to take this spin-off story. So we’ll have to wait and see what The Mandalorian Season 3 has in store and keep an eye out for other Star Wars character cameos that could provide more information on when this show is happening.
Mandalorian Seasons 1 and 2 are now available to streamed on Disney +. For more information, check out the Season 3 Mandalorian Theory with Boba Fett, which we can always ponder.
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