During today’s press event for the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian some interesting pieces of information was revealed concerning season 2.
Dave Filoni announced that Carl Weathers, who portrays Greef Carga in the live-action series, will be directing an episode from Season 2. It was reported a while back that executive producer Jon Favreau would also step behind the camera for an undisclosed amount of episodes.
During the press event that filming for Season 2 is currently underway, and that they finished the first week of filming.
When he calls “Action!” I don’t know how anyone on set could resist answering “Jackson!” pic.twitter.com/PafyPfbl5a
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) October 19, 2019
Pedro Pascal plays the titular character, Hollywood legend Nick Nolte, MMA star-turned-actress Gina Carano, Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito, iconic German director and actor Werner Herzog, Supernatural‘s Emily Swallow, andThor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi (who also directed an episode) are also in the set to star in the series.
Dave Filoni, who has worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will direct the first episode of the series. Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) will direct additional episodes.
Favreau is also executive producing the show, along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
Check out the official synopsis for The Mandalorian below:
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
The Mandalorian will debut when Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019.
Source: Anthony Breznican