Star Wars Can’t Let the ‘Filoni-Verse’ Become the New Skywalker Saga

When The Mandalorian first debuted on Disney+ at the end of 2019, it was a welcome breath of fresh air when the Star Wars saga really needed it.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had soiled the reputation of the theatrical films by ditching the interesting direction that Rian Johnson set up in The Last Jedi, needlessly tying the franchise back to the Skywalkers.

Comparatively, it felt like The Mandalorian was a totally unique, standalone story that didn’t require the viewer to have an extensive knowledge of the pre-existing canon.

However, the story arcs in The Mandalorian have become the dominant narrative in the Star Wars franchise as it connects to the animated shows created by Dave Filoni.

It’s become a different sort of all-consuming narrative, and the Star Wars franchise can’t let the “Filoni-verse” become the new Skywalker Saga.

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