There’s still four months until The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+, but at least we won’t have to worry about waiting too long for more episodes, because director Jon Favreau confirmed that they’re already working on a second season! Favreau sat down with Collider to talk about the series and revealed their process for this huge scale project.
“In The Mandalorian because we’re doing live-action production, we’re using the Epic game engine and using that to do real-time in-camera visual effects. So if you visited the set for The Mandalorian you would’ve seen a completely video-wall wrapped stage… So that allowed us to have environments—as long as we could build them digitally and put enough work into planning it, we could have the game engine be used for creating effects in a timeframe that allows us to get a TV season done.”
“But all of that requires us to use the same v-cam techniques in pre-production on The Mandalorian so that we know exactly what we need to see. So if you visited the set now as we’re starting to get into Season 2, it looks a lot like the set of The Lion King as we’re planning how we’re gonna shoot it ahead of time.”
Favreau also joked that he had actually been writing season two right before the interview.
With all of this intense pre-planning, it sounds like Favreau has some amazing stuff in store for us and I can’t wait to finally see some more Mandalorian footage at the D23 Expo in August.