The first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+ is seemingly universally beloved. The first live-action Star Wars series brought fans of the franchise together on a weekly basis to see what Mando and Baby Yoda would do next. With the second season set to premiere this fall, a new rumor suggests a few notable filmmakers have contributed their talents to the series.
As first reported by Black City Rebels, Logan director James Mangold and Sin City‘s Robert Rodriguez each enjoyed a stint in the director’s chair for The Mandalorian. However, neither director helmed an entire episode themselves. Instead, they both were in charge or certain sequences for one season two episode.
The Jon Favreau-created series touts an impressive list of directors. The first season saw filmmakers like Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, and Rick Famuyiwa tackle episodes. The second season looks to up the ante with Mangold and Rodriguez, if this rumor pans out.
Mangold remains one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. In addition to his Bob Dylan biopic and The Force starring Matt Damon, Mangold is in talks to take Indiana Jones 5 over from Steven Speilberg. Furthermore, 2019 saw Rodriguez projects like Alita: Battle Angel and UglyDolls hit the big screen.
Until a full list of episodes is released, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the second season is shaping up to be rather ambitious. For example, series star Giancarlo Esposito recently teased some major Lightsaber action in season two. Additionally, WWE Superstar Sasha Banks will reportedly appear in the upcoming series as well.
What do you think? How would you like to see Mangold and Rodgiruez contribute to Star Wars? Let us know in the comments below!
The Mandalorian season 1 is streaming on Disney+. The series stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte.
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