Little is known about The Mandalorian Season 2, but the confirmation of two more big-name directors leaves plenty to be excited for.
The first season of The Mandalorian proved that Star Wars is at its best when collaborative storytelling is front and center, a strength made even more apparent through the newest docuseries episode centered around directing.
It’s beginning to look like season two will pack as strong of a punch.
In celebration of May the Fouth, directors Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez announced they’d be taking their turn in the director’s chair in a galaxy far, far away this October, when The Mandalorian returns to Disney Plus.
Rodriguez made his announcement alongside a Baby Yoda puppet, tweeting, “I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe.” Rodriguez’s previous work includes Spy Kids, Alita: Battle Angel, and Sin City, so there’s no doubt he’ll bring a distinct style to the universe.
Reed, most known for his work on Marvel’s Ant-Man films, posted a photo of a battle-hardened Mandalorian helmet caked with dirt, perhaps implying he’ll direct an action-packed episode.
The addition of two more directors now gives a near-complete picture of the creative vision behind season two of The Mandalorian. Prior to this, only four other directors had been confirmed: Jon Favreau, Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni, and Rick Famuyiwa.
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In September during next season’s pre-production, Favreau told EW he was “getting ready to direct [himself],” having only written six episodes in season one due to scheduling conflicts with The Lion King.
Later at an October press event, Favreau confirmed Weathers, who has over 25 years in directing experience, would direct in addition to reprising his role as Greef Karga.
Filoni and Famuyiwa are the only directors slated to return to the series. An unofficial report from February, which had initially rumored Rodriguez’s involvement, also claimed Bryce Dallas Howard would return, but nothing’s been officially confirmed.
With only six directors accounted for in what will likely be an eight-episode season, we’re left wondering who’s next. So far, though, Disney’s follow-up season is shaping up to have great potential to be a memorable one.
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