Following up on their release of a high resolution image from the series, and their interview with actor Pedro Pascal on how the character he portrays in The Mandalorian is different from Boba Fett, Entertainment Weekly catch up with Jov Favreau and Dave Filoni to talk about how The Mandalorian will explore the origins of the First Order.
The upcoming Disney+ series is set to explore some of the early origins of the First Order — the dictatorship commanded by Supreme Leader Snoke that rose up to succeed the fallen Galactic Empire that was defeated in Return of the Jedi.
“This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars,” Mandalorian director Dave Filoni quipped. “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.”
“Pretty well equipped,” Filoni added.
“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,” Favreau said dryly.
The premiere episode of The Mandalorian (an eight episode Season 1) arrives on Nov. 12 with the launch of the new Disney+ streaming service.