Robert Rodriguez Confirmed as a Director for Star Wars ‘The Mandalorian‘ Season 2. Earlier this year, we reported that Robert Rodriguez was rumored to direct an episode or two in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, we are please to share that the rumors are true!
Rodriguez himself shared the news via Twitter with a photo of him and the internets favorite thing, The Child, aka “Baby Yoda”.
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 5, 2020
One of the most intriguing aspects of the series has been the valuable input from various directors who have come together to bring us the story of The Mandalorian. Season One saw Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, and showrunner Dave Filoni direct various episodes and at the beginning of 2020, rumors began to swirl that James Mangold and Robert Rodriguez would direct episodes in Season 2, alongside returning director, Bryce Dallas Howard.
Though James Mangold very quickly turned to social media to snub those rumors about himself, Rodriguez never denied the rumors about his involvement in Season 2 which led everyone to believe he was involved with the series long before the confirmation this week. HNEntertainment had ‘confirmed’ his involvement due to the silence in regards to the rumor seeming like an omission.
“HN Entertainment can now confirm from our sourcing that Robert Rodriguez indeed worked on The Mandalorian and that part of the rumor is accurate,” shared HNE. “Rodriguez is no stranger to large-scale visual effects as he recently directed the ambitious sci-fi manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel for writer/producer James Cameron.”
We can’t wait to see how the story unfolds in season 2, especially with the announcement that Ahsoka Tano is set to appear in the series as a live-action character for the first time. Actress Rosario Dawson has been cast in the role, though we do not know which episode Ahsoka will first appear in.
Are you excited for Season 2 of The Mandalorian? What other directors do you hope to see on the project? Who do you think will appear in the new season, and why? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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