James Mangold & Robert Rodriguez Rumored for Mandalorian Season 2, Plus Obi-Wan Code Name
According to Star Wars News Net, Academy Award nominee James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan, 3:10 to Yuma) and Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Machete, Planet Terror) directed parts of The Mandalorian Season 2. The outlet specifies that, along with other unnamed directors, Mangold and Rodriguez have both “directed sequences for an episode” of the second season, and Rodriguez’s contribution was called “great.”
Bryce Dallas Howard has also returned to direct The Mandalorian Season 2. Howard directed the first season’s “Chapter 4: Sanctuary” episode. Filming for the new season began last fall and is set to premiere on Disney+ in October. SWNN also shared that “big” guest stars are rumored for Season 2.
Additionally, SWNN revealed that the working title of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is Pilgrim. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan in the series, which will take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead. The series will directed by Deborah Chow. Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) stars as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction) also star.
Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series. Directors for the first season include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who directed the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who also provides the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.
The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist serves as co-executive producer.
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