Star Wars: Jon Favreau Is Already Working On Season 2 Of 'The Mandalorian'
The Force is great at Disney+.
On November 12, Disney+ will officially enter the streaming platform game in the United States, before setting out to conquer the world in 2020. For the occasion, the American giant plans to release the first episode of its series Star Wars in live action, The Mandalorian. Unlike the original Netflix and Amazon productions, the series will be broadcast once a week. If Mickey's firm is relatively discreet on the subject, still not having unveiled a trailer to fans, Jon Favreau, the creator, and director of the show, tells us that a season 2 is already under development.
A journalist from Collider met the director of The Jungle Book and Iron Man on the occasion of the Lion King's release. And as expected, the New York-born filmmaker, who has been in Disney's hands for a long time, will continue on his path:
"I keep getting pulled deeper into the orbit of Disney, but fortunately the stuff that Disney’s working on is the stuff that I love. I wanted to do a Star Wars TV show like The Mandalorian and pitched it to them and they were very open to it. I even wrote four episodes before I even was hired to do it because I was excited as a fan to see what these stories might be and see if they were interested in doing what I was interested in, which they were. And I was actually writing Season 2 this morning before I came here."
The Mandalorian series takes place five years after the events of the Return of the Jedi to a planet on the Outer Rim that lived under the tyranny of the Galactic Empire: Mandalore. But its people, fierce warriors who have already repelled the Jedi and looted their temple, are still plagued by civil wars, black markets, and other conspiracies. The show follows the path of a Mandalorian hitman played by Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones). We should also learn more about the origins of the First Order and review known stars, such as Tatooine.
Alongside the Chilean actor, we will find Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Gina Carano (Deadpool), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher) and Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed in the Rocky saga). If all goes well, we should soon be entitled to a trailer, either at the San Diego Comic-Con (July 18-21) or at the D23 convention, dedicated solely to Disney releases (August 23-25).
By Adrien Delage, published on 15/07/2019