As The Mandalorian's story progresses, it's only a matter of time before we begin entering familiar territory. Of course, most of you are well aware that the hit Star Wars spinoff series bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and while one would assume that everything is already ironed out, it appears that even the show's creatives have yet to decide how to seamlessly tie the show's story into the sequels.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director and showrunner Dave Filoni confirmed that Grogu's place in the sequel trilogy remains undetermined and the same thing can also be said for some of the show's characters. Filoni explains: "That's a question for a bunch of characters by the way, not just Grogu. Where are they during these events? If anything, having made The Clone Wars and weaving a tale so intricately between two movies that were much closer together, I've learned that there's expansive room in this galaxy for us to tell stories and have characters doing things."
He continued: "As a kid, when Yoda said, 'When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be,' to Luke, I took that very literally. Well, now we know that's anything but true. There are many different people that could wield the force, and maybe Luke is the last Jedi as far as what Yoda would consider a Jedi. So we'll just have to wait and see how the story evolves and what makes sense. But in my experience, there's definitely a way to weave everything together and make it exciting. It's possible it would never even have to cross over with what we saw [in the sequel trilogy] if the story has us somewhere else."
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Filoni's latest remark comes as a huge surprise but then again, no one expected the series to be a massive hit and be extended for more than one season. The idea of Mando and Grogu surviving the events of the MandoVerse doesn't sound too farfetched but you have to admit that their absence during the sequel trilogy opens a lot of questions.
The Mandalorian Season 3's first episode is now streaming on Disney+.