Reed and Rodriguez announce the news in celebration of Star Wars Day
Well, Star Wars Day went off with quite a bang this year didn’t it?!
Not only did The Rise Of Skywalker, Star Wars: Resistance, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars all debut on the retro decorated Disney Plus, but Lucasfilm also announced the appointment of Taika Waititi as writer/director on an all-new big-screen Star Wars movie.
And if that wasn’t enough to have us counting our pennies like Watto after a Podrace, TT Games revealed the key art for LEGO: Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga, Hot Toys announced all-new figures from The Clone Wars, and ILMxLab confirmed the imminent arrival of Vader Immortal on Playstation VR!
Normally, a content banquet of this scale would be enough to satisfy even the hungriest of Star Wars appetites, but overnight two legendary big-screen directors upped the ante by confirming their involvement with The Mandalorian Season Two. Peyton Reed (Ant-Man, Ant-Man And The Wasp) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Predators) both took to social media to confirm the news that they had both directed episodes from Jon Favreau’s smash-hit Star Wars TV series.
In a post on Twitter, Robert Rodriguez elaborated about filming with Baby Yoda!
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 5, 2020
Peyton Reed on the other hand simply posted an image of his director’s chair:
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) May 4, 2020
This is wonderful news, even though it was probably the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Robert Rodriguez has been touted as a director on the series ever since his involvement in Jon Favreau’s glorious culinary series, The Chef Show. And Peyton Reed’s attachment to the project has been the subject of rumor for some time. However, with both directors joining Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni, and Favreau himself in the directorial hot seat – Star Wars fans can look forward to another glorious season of Mandalorian action guided by some of the most visionary minds in Hollywood.
Thankfully, season two of the epic Star Wars series completed its shooting schedule before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and Favreau and his team have been busy putting the finishing touches on the project. With post-production nearing completion, hopefully, the show will still make its October release slot, but that remains to be seen.
One way or another, what a glorious time to be a Star Wars fan!
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