Some fans have called The Book of Boba Fett "The Mandalorian season 2.5." Not only did they dedicate an entire episode to Din Djarin's next journey following the events of the second season, but they also showed us Luke Skywalker and Grogu's Jedi training before Din and Grogu's eventual reunion later on.
There have been questions about the timeline between the two shows although viewers have assumed that they were closer to each other and there is no significant time gap since the shows have never established it on-screen as far as we know.
However, in a recent interview with Skytalkers, The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett showrunner Jon Favreau revealed that Din and Grogu have actually been apart for two years which means that Luke and Grogu have been training for that significant amount of time before the reunion.
"And we know that he started off earlier in the Jedi Temple, we’ve seen flashbacks to that. And then we know that he’s been rescued and spent many years with the Mandalorian [and] went back with Luke. Now, we’ve been two years apart from him, there, training," he said.
The showrunner's surprising revelation has caused a variety of reactions from fans who were confused by the statement and questioned the logic as the scenes never implied that the training has been happening for a long time now at that point.
Later on, during an interview with Variety at the world premiere of The Mandalorian's third season, Favreau clarified his previous comments and said that it goes along with "the real-time that we've experienced it."
"I don't know if I said many years, it's probably about the real-time that we've experienced it. So it was the end of season 2 when they said goodbye, we checked in in The Book of Boba Fett'about a year ago when they parted company again, and then he rejoined the Mandalorian," the showrunner said.
"So now, I think somewhere in there, more than one and less than, you know, somewhere between zero and two years."
Since the shows have never explicitly explained the timeline on the screen, at the very least, we now have a clarification even if it's confusing to the audience. This is certainly an important piece of information as we're about to embark on the new third season of The Mandalorian which finally premiered today.
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New episodes of the third season of The Mandalorian premiere every Wednesday on Disney+. You can check more details about it here.