The second season of The Mandalorian continues to add prestigious directors to its roster. Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Desperado) revealed that he will be directing an episode of Season 2.
Rodriguez posted a picture of himself with The Child, better known to fans of the Disney+ series as Baby Yoda. “I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe,” Rodriguez wrote.
Other directors who have signed onto the series include Dave Filoni, the mastermind behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels; Rick Famuwiya, director of Dope; Deborah Chow, who is set to helm the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series; and Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit. Peyton Reed, who has helmed the Ant-Man movies for Marvel Studios, is confirmed to direct an episode of Season 2 as well. Waititi was also announced to be co-writing and directing a new film in the Star Wars universe earlier today.
Rodriguez’s latest movie was Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the manga by Yukito Kishiro produced by James Cameron. Given his low budget, grindhouse approach to his previous films, Rodriguez is a perfect fit for the gritty world of The Mandalorian.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito and Emily Swallow. Season 1 is streaming now on Disney+, with Season 2 slated to arrive in October
Robert Rodriguez, director of Machete and Alita: Battle Angel, has confirmed that he is directiing an episode of The Mandalorian's second season.