We’re still waiting for the premiere of The Mandalorian but it looks like the second season is already in production. In addition to that, the Star Wars series is bringing in some awesome new directors to helm the episodes and one of them just happens to be Carl Weathers.
The news was confirmed by creator Jon Favreau at a recent press event for the Disney+ show (via Screenrant). Favreau joined by co-executive producer Dave Filoni as well as Weathers, Pedro Pascal, and Gina Carano for the event. Interestingly, the Lion King director confirmed that The Mandalorian Season 2 has already started production and he even revealed that a mystery director had been working on an episode just the day before the event.
Although Favreau didn’t reveal the identity of the new director, it was confirmed that Weathers will helm one of the new episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2. This is great news considering that the Happy Gilmore star already has several directorial credits. The most recent directorial work he did was for an episode of Hawaii Five-0 titled Hala I Ke Ala O’i’ole Mai. Needless to say, we’re already looking forward to Weathers’ episode in the next season of the series.
The Mandalorian also stars Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, and Ming-na Wen. Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi will provide the voice of IG-11, a droid similar to IG-88. The series will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.