It’s no secret that the Sequel Trilogy of Star Wars was not loved by all. In fact, the best way to describe it would be to say that it was divisive among fans and critics both. This led to fans losing their trust in Disney. But all that changed with the Disney+ Star Wars series called The Mandalorian.
Thanks to the success of The Mandalorian, it now looks like Lucasfilm is creating a better trilogy that will satisfy fans. This is because The Mandalorian has already birthed plenty of spin-offs that are all currently in various stages of development. These include Ahsoka, Rangers Of The New Republic, and more.
As such, it’s only a matter of time till we would get a full trilogy of Star Wars. But this time we aren’t getting movies but shows. Disney+ series The Mandalorian along with Ahsoka, and Rangers Of The New Republic are all set to form the trifecta of shows that will form the new trilogy.
How? Let us explain.
Back when Disney and Lucasfilm announced the Sequel Trilogy, fans were hyped and excited. But they were also a little nervous. Star Wars: The Force Awakens provided a solid start, but The Last Jedi and Rise Of Skywalker proved to be very different beasts that seemingly took the story from one pole to the other.
Individually, they weren’t bad movies, and many did and still do love them. But when it came to telling a cohesive story, they failed in doing that. As such, the trilogy proceeded to be unpopular among others. Thus, the community was split.
Previously, it was the Prequel Trilogy that was loathed by fans on release. But time has softened the outlook on those movies. Now, people think that the movies were alright and had value to them. But the Sequel Trilogy feels like its own entity.
As such, people who felt like it discredited the entire Star Wars franchise moved away from it even further on. But Disney+ might be able to bring all the fans together by creating a Star Wars trilogy set after the Return of the Jedi. This makes sense because The Mandalorian has already picked up after The Return of the Jedi.
Moreover, it has proved to be more popular than many thought possible.
The show has depicted the New Republic’s introduction and dealt with the Empire’s leftovers before they turned into the First Order. The Mandalorian features endearing new characters like Din Djarin and Grogu who won the hearts of fans in a short span.
But apart from introducing new characters, the show does a tremendous job of bringing back old ones in a new avatar as well. For example, it brought Bo-Katan Kryze and Ahsoka Tano into live-action. But the biggest return was that of Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the original trilogy.
The Mandalorian works well as a standalone story and also as one that connects to the original trilogy. It fills in the gaps in the Star Wars backstory while also crafting a deeply engrossing story that doesn’t necessarily need viewers to have too much knowledge about the greater universe surrounding it.
This unique blend of new and old along with the connected and standalone aspect is what makes the Disney+ series so well-loved.
The Mandalorian will have plenty of spin-offs set in the same time period. For example, the Ahsoka Disney+ show will tell Ahsoka’s story, presumably continuing the one we saw in The Mandalorian.
As such, it will remain interconnected with The Mandalorian. The same can be said about Rangers Of The New Republic. After all, the introduction of this show was made in The Mandalorian as well. Cara Dune has been introduced as a Marshal Of The New Republic. And along with her, Trapper Wolf and Carson Teva have shown up too.
This shows us that the New Republic is indeed active in the outer rim territories again. Lucasfilm has said that Rangers Of The New Republic will intersect with some other stories in the timeline. Thus, proving those strong connections will indeed be made with The Mandalorian as well as its spin-offs.
As such, with these three shows being direct follow up to the Original Trilogy, they are all being set to make a new trilogy that fans can enjoy. These shows will solve another issue with the Sequel Trilogy and that’s of character development, especially of new characters.
Since the shows will have a much longer overall runtime, so they will be able to flesh out the characters more. And as such, fans will be able to get attached to the new Star Wars icons.
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