One other operate of “The Mandalorian” has additionally been to mix the animated “Star Wars” prolonged canon into the live-action movie canon. Season 2 was fairly profitable with this specifically, completely introducing us to a live-action Bo-Katan in addition to a live-action Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) with little or no resistance from informal audiences which may not have recognized these characters earlier than.
We additionally know that the “Ahsoka” spin-off sequence might be premiering on Disney+ this yr, and can probably be serving as a follow-up to the animated “Star Wars: Rebels” sequence. Behind the scenes, each Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren have been quietly forged, however even in canon, the premiere of season 3 of “Mando” made its first trace in direction of Ezra’s whereabouts. In a lightspeed sequence, Grogu watches the outlines of Puurgils within the stars, which we are able to safely assume will repay later within the “MandoVerse.”
Although “The Mandalorian” season 3 has principally remained centered on its core characters, the clues for the way forward for the present are there if you’re paying sufficient consideration. Famuyiwa’s feedback appear obscure, however he is proper that the sequence has all the time been slowly constructing into one thing huge for “Star Wars.” Find it irresistible, or hate it — which may imply “The Mandalorian” goes to be the connective tissue for the remainder of the franchise.
New episodes of “The Mandalorian” stream Wednesdays on Disney+.