Jon Favreau Confirms ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Production Delays Will Not Affect the Premiere Date. During an interview with CNBC, newly appointed Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared that “there will be no delay on Mandalorian” and that the series is still expected to premiere on Disney+ in October 2020.
Some fans were skeptical that the series would face minimal delays, but we now have confirmation from the series showrunner and creator Jon Favreau that The Mandalorian Season 2 will premiere in October 2020 as previously scheduled.
“We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lockdown, so thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we’ve been able to do all the editing visual effects remotely… It will be available as planned on Disney+ in October,” Favreau shared while speaking with series directors Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Rick Famuyiwa. “It will be building on hopefully what people loved from the first season. It doesn’t feel like the next season, it feels like work continuing.” Adding, “I hope people are having as much seeing it as we are having making it.”
The series finished filming back in February 2020 and is currently being edited at home thanks to the dedicated VFX artists and editors at Lucasfilm. Disney also recently ordered a third season of the mega-popular Star Wars series, which will likely premiere on Disney+ in October 2021, similarly to how the first two seasons were released via the new streaming service.
Earlier this year, The Mandalorian Animation Supervisor, Hal Hickel shared with Variety , “A big tentpole summer film, like say Avengers, might be around 2,000 visual effects shots, and these series are a little shy of 4,000 visual effects shots for Season One, and Season Two is no different. We’re doing them in around the same amount of time, maybe even less time, than a big summer film, plus we all have to work remotely. We’re in the middle of that tsunami now, but we’re going to get it all done, people are going to get their Baby Yoda, I promise.”
Are you excited for season 2 of The Mandalorian? What rumored character appearances are you the most excited for? Are you ready for more Baby Yoda? We would love to hear your thoughts and predictions in the comments.
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