What Exactly Is the Mando-Verse in Star Wars?
Ahsoka has just entered its latter half with Episode 5, “The Shadow Warrior”, and it’s starting to seem like the actual confrontation with the villain Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) will take place mostly after the end of the series, in Dave Filoni‘s New Republic movie. This project has been described as the culmination of the so-called “Mando-Verse”, which is enough to leave any fan scratching their head trying to figure out what exactly that means. According to Filoni, an idea for this came once Jon Favreau mentioned he wanted The Mandalorian set in the 30-year period between Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so Filoni brought up the Star Wars Rebels epilogue scene and a story started to unravel from there. All these stories have a lot in common, but not all of them are part of the Mando-Verse, so what’s this really about? What stories should we be on the lookout for when preparing for Filoni’s movie?
We break down and explain what exactly is the Mando-Verse created by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni in Star Wars and how it affects the franchise.