The Wrap is reporting after an interview with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni that The Mandalorian will provide some insight into the First Order, the villainous side of the conflict in the sequel trilogy.
The First Order is said to have come from the ashes of the Empire, and that is what canon material will have you believe. That is why First Order ships are so reminiscent of Empire stuff. The Mandalorian is supposedly set about 5 years after Return of the Jedi and I’m sure that the development of the First Order came over many years, so it looks like we’ll see some signs of it in the series.
Dave Filoni said this about the state of the galaxy in the show.
“This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars. 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.”
So it looks like there will be plenty of lawlessness in certain areas of the galaxy, which are probably the places our Mandalorian protagonist will operate.
Are you looking forward to hearing more about the First Order in The Mandalorian?