At The Mandalorian press conference, it was confirmed that both John Favreau and Carl Weathers would step into the directors chair for an episode each of The Mandalorian season two.
The second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian is already underway! That’s right, even though the first season has yet to premiere — as it’s still waiting on the launch of Disney+ next month — Lucasfilm is already in production on new episodes for the series. And this time, showrunner Jon Favreau is planning on directing an episode. While many details are still under wraps about the next season of the Star Wars live-action series, producers Favreau and Dave Filoni revealed that the Iron Man director will likely helm an episode, and that actor Carl Weathers is likely to direct an episode as well.
Favreau, who wrote part of the series and serves as the showrunner alongside Filoni for the Disney+ launch title, previously explained to Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to direct an episode in Season 2 because prior commitments stopped him from doing it for this first batch of episodes.
“We’re working on Season Two, writing, prepping with the directors, and getting ready to direct myself, actually,” Favreau confirmed with Entertainment Weekly. “I didn’t get a chance the last time around because I was doing Lion King. So I’ll step in for one of them.”
“I don’t want to talk about anything that might be fun for people to discover,” Favreau shared with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. “We do have conversations. Part of what’s fun to see if we could merge the worlds of the original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, [Star Wars:] The Clones Wars, and what’s been considered canon up to this point and what’s been considered part of Legends. I think this show offers an opportunity to bring in all those elements so no matter what your flavor of Star Wars ice cream you like there will be something to enjoy.”
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12th.