May the Fourth has come and gone, and we had several truth bombs dropped on the fandom. First, we have news that Taika Waititi will take the helm directing a future Star Wars feature film. Then, Disney Plus dropped some cool, unseen concept art as part of the Star Wars lobby carousel on the streaming network. And then we learn that Grindhouse director Robert Rodriguez is confirmed as one of the behind-the-camera talents for Season 2 of The Mandalorian!
Why does Robert Rodriguez directing The Mandalorian matter?
Through Season One, The Mandalorian had some heavy hitters and up-and-comers behind the camera that made eight absolutely stunning episodes. Rodriguez is one of those heavy hitters, boasting credit for action films such as Alita: Battle Angel, Sin City, From Dusk ’til Dawn, and Mariachi just to name a few. Bottom line: he makes badass, gritty, over-the-top action movies. Toss that directorial vision into a bowl with The Mandalorian and you have a recipe for the best Star Wars salad on the menu!
Little else is known about The Mandalorian Season 2, except that filming was completed before COVID-19 filming shutdowns. We also got some leaked casting news confirming Michael Biehn, and the returning roles of Bill Burr and Ming-Na Wen. Also, rumors ran wild that Rosario Dawson would be portraying Ahsoka Tano. Variety finally settled the argument in March by confirming Ahsoka as a guest appearance in Season 2.
What else do we know about Season 2?
Another confirmation is that Jon Favreau tapped Carl Weathers for a turn behind the camera. This makes the statement that season 2 will again likely have a revolving cast of directors. In season one, we had Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Taika Waititi and Rick Famuyiwa. Entertainment Tonight recently caught up with Dave Filoni and asked him about Favreau’s process for choosing directors:
“We were aware of the responsibility and the pressure that can be involved in making Star Wars, but Jon has an incredible knack at assembling a team of like-minded people, really creative people, top talent.”Dave Filoni to ET, May 4, 2020
The Mandalorian, Season 2 comes to Disney Plus this fall!
Are you excited for The Mandalorian, Season 2? Of course you are. This is the way! It’s even more exciting that we already know a Season 3 has the green light! Who else would you like to see direct an episode? Let us know in the comments. Keep up with all your Star Wars news and geek pop culture right here on That Hashtag Show! And as always, To learn more about Star Wars, you can also visit the official website at www.starwars.com.