The first trailer for Star Wars Resistance was released last week and, as is the case with anything Star Wars, the reactions were mixed. One of the burning questions about the upcoming animated show is where exactly it fits into the official timeline. It's been clear since the beginning that the show takes place before the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but it has never been confirmed as to how far back the series goes.
A Clever internet sleuth decided to take the Star Wars Resistance trailer and inspect the page, looking into the code from the official Star Wars website. In doing so, the user found out that the new series takes place around 6 months before The Force Awakens. This has led to speculation that the show could go on during the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, possibly even further. If true, we could see other familiar faces on the show in the near future. However, this information was quickly discovered by Lucasfilm and then taken down. The synopsis in the code read.
"Set about six months before The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance tells the story of Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of The First Order."
There are a few screenshots of the source code for the Star Wars website that confirms the timeline for Star Wars Resistance. But, Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to confirm this bit of news. Before this leak, it was explained that the series would take place in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. This narrows that gap by a lot, leaving the show plenty of room to grow and coexist during the new trilogy, which will wrap with Star Wars 9.
This new Star Wars Resistance timeline reveal will undoubtedly come with some fan backlash. Many fans were hoping to see the early days of Snoke and the First Order, but we won't be seeing that aspect, since Kylo Ren will already be with the Supreme Leader when the series takes place. Some fans are angry that they won't get to see more of a connection from the original trilogy to the latest trilogy, but that obviously wasn't going to happen since we already knew that Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron were going to be in the show.
Star Wars Resistance premieres Sunday, October 7th, exclusively on the Disney Channel. While some fans are disappointed in the animation style, hopefully the show will live up to some of the hype. Star Wars fans can be a finnicky bunch, so there will be a ton of criticism right from the start. While we wait for some more news about the animated series, you can check out the code from the official Star Wars site below.