To date, The Mandalorian saga has taken up a very short span of time within the Star Wars timeline. The Mandalorian Season 1 was set approximately five years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) and Season 2 of the hit series picked up almost immediately after the Season 1 finale episode.
Following the epic Season 2 finale — when Grogu was finally delivered to the Jedi Order by way of iconic Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — Din Djarin actor, Pedro Pascal, indicated that The Mandalorian Season 3 will jump timelines in some way or another.
The most obvious way for this to happen, of course, is for Mandalorian creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to bring the World Between Worlds from the animated series Star Wars Rebels into live-action for the first time.
Now, a new report indicates that the logline for the Mandalorian spinoff series, Ahsoka, has been leaked — and, if it is the actual logline, it seemingly confirms the timeline jump that Pascal mentioned.
This reported logline reads:
Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) is on the hunt for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn in the hope it will help her locate the missing Ezra Bridger, the young Jedi that disappeared with Thrawn many years ago. Based on characters from the “Star Wars” franchise. A spinoff of the TV series “The Mandalorian”.
This is in line with what was expected for the series. The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5 (“Chapter 13: The Jedi”) introduced Rosario Dawson as the live-action version Ahsoka Tano.
In this episode, she discovered that Corvus Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) was being controlled by Grand Admiral Thrawn, who was made canon as an animated villain in Star Wars Rebels.
This set up precisely the plotline that is outlined in this rumored logline. However, currently, The Mandalorian takes place very close to Rebels in the Star Wars timeline. Dave Filoni — who was involved with both Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where Ashley Eckstein first voiced Ahsoka as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan — has even indicated that the Rebels series finale might take place during Season 1 of The Mandalorian.
In order for the logline, which indicates Ahsoka will begin her search for Thrawn and fellow Jedi Ezra Bridger “many years” after they disappeared, to be true, a time jump will have to occur.
We know that The Mandalorian Season 3, Ahsoka, and Rangers of the New Republic will be interconnected and air concurrently.
So, whether a time jump means that all three series — a new Star Wars trilogy, if you will, — will occur years after The Mandalorian Season 2 OR Ahsoka alone explores time travel through the World Between Worlds, it seems that we are in for some surprises as The Mandalorian saga continues in 2022.
Next up for the Star Wars fan base is a new Clone Wars spinoff series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, streaming on Disney+ on May 4. It will see the return of fan-favorite characters like Captain Rex.
Then, in December 2021, The Mandalorian‘s next chapter, The Book of Boba Fett, will debut. Release dates have not yet been revealed for the Ahsoka series, The Mandalorian Season 3, or Rangers of the New Republic.
What do you think about this reported Ahsoka logline? What are you hoping happens as The Mandalorian continues?