If you've watched The Mandalorian season 2 finale this weekend, you're probably wondering when The Mandalorian will take place in the Star Wars timeline.. The short and most helpful answer is that The Mandalorian season 2 takes place 5 years after Return of the Jedi, but 25 years before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But it's hard to be more specific than that.
This was revealed around the time The Mandalorian aired in 2019., to help people understand where it fits in the Star Wars timeline. This isn't something you probably thought about until season 2, when the series started introducing legacy characters from the Star Wars movies, which makes you think about how all the pieces on the table in these last 8 episodes (like Boba Fett) really add up.
After that ending which we'll talk about a little bit next as we add context to what you just saw in the last episode of Mando, so spoilers, you're definitely thinking about it a lot more. So this is when The Mandalorian takes place in the sequel to Star Wars.
When the Mandalorian takes place in the Star Wars timeline
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 years before A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (set 22 years before A New Hope)
- The Clone Wars animated movie (represents the beginning of the animated series)
- The Clone Wars animated series (starts 22 years before A New Hope, ends 19 years before)
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (set 19 years before A New Hope)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (set roughly a decade before A New Hope)
- Star Wars: Rebels animated series (set five years before A New Hope, with an epilogue much later)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (ends moments before A New Hope)
- STar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (set three years after A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (set four years after A New Hope)
- The Mandalorian (set approximately nine years after A New Hope)
- Star Wars: Resistance animated series (set 34 years after A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (34 years after A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (34 years after A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (set 35 years after A New Hope)
The Star Wars universe uses the Battle of Yavin as the focal point for all other events. At TechRadar, we're simplifying official Star Wars year designations from 'BBY' and 'DBY' to the point where each movie and TV show is defined in relation to Episode IV: A New Hope, to make it easier to understand.
Therefore, The Mandalorian takes place 5 years after the Return of the Jedi, but 25 years before the Force Awakens. This makes the events of the show's second season, especially the revival of the Empire and the return of Luke Skywalker with his green lightsaber, make a lot more sense. The wounds are still relatively fresh after the Battle of Endor.
The show doesn't specify how much time passed between seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian., but actor Pedro Pascal was quoted as saying that the show continued "very directly" from the first season. So we can assume that Mando meets Cobb Vanth shortly after defeating Moff Gideon's TIE Fighter in "Chapter 8: Redemption".
How old is Luke Skywalker in season 2 of The Mandalorian?
Luke Skywalker is probably 28 years old when we meet him in The Mandalorian season 2, according to a quick look at age-related materials in the Star Wars universe. He was born 19 years before the Battle of Yavin. With The Mandalorian set 9 years later, that would seem to add up, and well, it's not like the visuals of the show's latest episode made it seem any older than it was after the Battle of Endor.
How old is Kylo Ren during season 2 of The Mandalorian?
SUMMARY OF SEASON 2 MANDALORIAN
You might be wondering how old the future Star Wars sequel villain, Kylo Ren, is at this point in the timeline.: He would have been born about a year after Return of the Jedi, which would make him about 4 or 5 years old. Perhaps we'll see him show up in a future season, now that Luke Skywalker is training Grogu, presumably at his new Jedi Academy (which is doomed to go awry, as we learn in the sequel trilogy).