Ant-Man's Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez among 'Mandalorian' S2 directors
Season two of The Mandalorian will arrive later this year, with Ant-Man helmsman Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez confirming they had a stint behind the camera.
Dropping the news yesterday (on May the Fourth, obviously), both directors took to Instagram to spill the beans.
Reed posted a shot of his director's chair, while Desperado and Sin City director Rodriguez said: “I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe.”
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) May 4, 2020
I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe. @StarWars #TheMandalorian #MayThe4th #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/pcmzOHfgaW
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 5, 2020
Last season, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi were among the directors pitching in to the eight-episode season, with Jon Favreau writing and acting as showrunner.
This time around, Favreau will direct an episode too, as will Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni, who also helmed two episodes last season.
New in front of the camera for season two, meanwhile, are Aliens and Terminator star Michael Biehn and Rosario Dawson.
Read more: What to expect from The Mandalorian S2
Although it's not officially confirmed, it's said that Dawson is playing Ahsoka Tano, a live-action version of the fan favourite from the Clone Wars and Rebels animated series.
Luckily, the series managed to wrap filming just before the worldwide lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
With Pedro Pascal back as the intergalactic, gun-slinging bounty hunter, it will air on Disney+ later this year.