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The Mandalorian trailer just gave us so much, Roger Roger

Roger Roger everyone! The Mandalorian dropped its second official trailer and it gave us so much to talk about. Especially those B2 Super Battle Droids.

Oh my god. What a time to be a Star Wars fan right now. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set to be released at the end of the year and The Mandalorian due for release within a few short weeks. It is a really exciting time for Star Wars fans right now.

These last few days have all been about The Mandalorian. With the first ever live action Star Wars series dropping new look images of the characters and more importantly; a brand-new official trailer.

A trailer that got straight to the point. This is going to be an action packed, blaster firing, complicated business.

Check it out for yourself below:

Like I said. It is action packed and there is a lot to take away from it. However, the main takeaway, at least for today anyway, is those B2 Super Battle Droids!

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited to see them. You can also see Droid gunships in the trailer as well and while I couldn’t spot them, I would not be surprised if the good old B1 Battle Droid, a.k.a Roger Roger makes an appearance as well.

However, while this is super exciting to see, the question on my mind is why? Why are they there? What is going on with the timeline?


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The Mandalorian is set after Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi and the Separatist Battle Droids are from the prequel era. So, they shouldn’t be in The Mandalorian time period.

There are two possible answers here. The obvious one is this is a flashback. While Mandalore, the home plant of the mandalorians, had declared neutrality during the Clone Wars, this did not mean they had gone unaffected during the war.

A splinter cell, called Death Watch, attempted to bring Mandalore out of neutrality and they did this with the aide of the Separatists. There was also the time here Darth Maul and Darth Savage took control of Mandalore as well.

While the Clone Wars series did explore these events, we only seen it briefly and from a narrow point of view. So, this brief glimpse we have seen in the new trailer could be a flashback to that time and it is expanding on what we already know.

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Option two. Even though the B2 Super Battle Droids where used during the Clone Wars and were shut down on the orders of Darth Sidious shortly after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. That doesn’t mean someone hasn’t come along and turned them back on.

Someone could be using them now. For what reason? I don’t know. Your guess would be as good as mine, but I do know it is possible. As we have seen Grand Admiral Thrawn use IG-100 MagnaGuard’s in Star Wars: Rebels. Which is set after the Clone Wars.

Either way. Whatever the reason is for the  use of Separatist droids in The Mandalorian. It is beyond exciting right now. These next two weeks could honestly not come fast enough.

What do you think? Why are the B2 Super Battle Droids in new The Mandalorian trailer? What did you think of the trailer itself as a whole? Drop a comment just below sharing your thoughts.

Image redit: The Mandalorian. Photo credit: LucasFilm