Following the abduction of Baby Yoda (aka Grogu) in Season 2, Episode 6 of The Mandalorian, the rest of the season’s plot has been dedicated to tracking down the nefarious Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and getting the little green guy back. In this week’s episode, “The Believer,” Mando (Pedro Pascal) was able to infiltrate an Imperial base, and get his hands on a star map which contained Gideon’s precise whereabouts.
The map was only shown on-screen for a second or two, but that was more than enough time for Star Wars fans to take stills and start speculating as to where Gideon and his Dark Troopers could be hiding. A new video on the Star Wars Theory channel does a deep dive into all of the possible locations, comparing the map shown on The Mandalorian with official maps of the fictional Star Wars galaxy.
The top candidate seems to be Nal Hutta and Nar Shaddaa, a crime planet where the Hutts (Jabba’s space mafia family) conducted a large amount of their nefarious dealings. Given The Mandalorian‘s propensity for visiting seedy, criminally-inclined worlds, this would certainly fit the bill. It would also make sense that Gideon would conduct his experiments in a place so overrun with scum and villainy that his own activities go unnoticed.
The video also points out that the Star Wars Legends continuity, which took place in comics and novels after the original trilogy, Han Solo and Leia Organa are actually on this planet at this exact time, as is Boba Fett. While the new Star Wars universe doesn’t take Legends as canon, it has been drawing on some of the events depicted, and although a Han and Leia cameo is sadly out of the question, it would still fit within the wider lore in a way that would be pleasing to hardcore fans.
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