Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni were charged with fill in content and adding context to the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. A trilogy that divided the fan base and is by and large a mess. Shows such as The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian are being used as the means to try and explain some of the trilogy, well as best as it can. Yet, fans either do not see it or are just unaware of what is being laid out before them.
The Mandalorian is being used to set up the sequel trilogy and how Emperor Palpatine returned as a clone. First of all Season 3 of the widely loved show is tell viewers how the First Order rose to power. Dr. Pershing plays a big role in cloning starting with Moff Gideon’s Dark Trooper fleet.
The New Republic will soon split into two sides, creating a First Order. Yet what is really taking place aside from that rather large event is the groundwork is being laid for how Emperor Palpatine returned. After his supposed death on the second Death Star during Return of the Jedi, Palpatine’s consciousness was transferred to a clone on the Sith planet Exegol. The body was too weak, enter Dr. Pershing who would build stronger clones including Supreme Leader Snoke.
This is actually a great place for Favreau and Filoni to begin to right the ship, if you will. One of the most perplexing questions fans had was how in the heck could Palpatine return.
It has recently been announced that the next Star Wars film will be released in 2025 and will continue right after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. So no matter how fans feel about the sequel trilogy, it is getting some very good fill-in content.
It will be interesting to see how it all plays out and with Jon Favreau saying The Mandalorian is going to continue for a while there will be other opportunities to add more content.