[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”26194″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]It is a good year to be a Star Wars fan. Not only are we getting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at the end of this year and the brand new themed land Galaxy’s Edge at the Disney Parks, but we also have The Mandalorian live-action series to look forward to when it debuts on the Disney+ streaming service in mid-November.
Director Jon Favreau, who created The Mandalorian, recently sat down for an interview with Collider who admitted he has already started on writing season two of the Disney+ series.
“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,” Favreau said about his initial involvement with Disney.
“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.”
Apparently, Favreau stated during the interview that season two is already in pre-production but this is due to the visual effects that will be used for the show that needed ample time to develop.
“In The Mandalorian because we’re doing live-action production, we’re using the Epic game engine and using that to do real-time in-camera visual effects,” the creator said.
“All of that requires us to use the same v-cam techniques in pre-production on The Mandalorian so that we know exactly what we need to see. So if you visited the set now as we’re starting to get into Season 2, it looks a lot like the set of The Lion King as we’re planning how we’re gonna shoot it ahead of time.”
We currently have not seen a lot of footage of this new Star Wars show but Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that they will share a sneak peek of The Mandalorian during this year’s D23 Expo. Only then can we determine if this series will live up to the hype and expectations.
The Mandalorian is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on November 12th.