It looks like we’re going to get some answers as to the mysterious origins of the infamous First Order when The Mandalorian is released on Disney+ later this year.
The First Order is an oppressive military dictatorship in the Star Wars franchise, first introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first in the current trilogy.
Badboy Kylo Ren describes the First Order as such: “It is the task of the First Order to remove the disorder from our own existence, so that civilization may be returned to the stability that promotes progress. A stability that existed under the Empire, was reduced to anarchy by the Rebellion, was inherited in turn by the so-called Republic, and will be restored by us. Future historians will look upon this as the time when a strong hand brought the rule of law back to civilization.”
“This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars,” Mandalorian director Dave Filoni tells Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Creator and showrunner Jon Favreau adds: “Also, what could happen in the 30 years between celebrating the defeat of the Empire and then the First Order?” teased showrunner Jon Favreau. “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,” said Favreau.
The Mandalorian is Disney’s first live-action Star Wars stories and will debut when Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019.
Pedro Pascal plays the titular character, Hollywood legend Nick Nolte, MMA star-turned-actress Gina Carano, Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito, iconic German director and actor Werner Herzog, Supernatural‘s Emily Swallow, andThor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi (who also directed an episode) are also in the set to star in the series.
Check out the official synopsis for The Mandalorian below:
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Watch the official trailer for The Mandalorian below: