Did you know that Robert Rodriguez was not meant to originally direct this week’s episode of The Mandalorian? Pretty shocking when you consider it was probably the best episode yet. The director shared recently, in an interview; how it came to be:

“I’m friends with Jon Favreau and he needed a last-minute replacement for a director,” Rodriguez tells SFX while promoting his new Netflix movie, We Can Be Heroes. “And so I said, ‘Sure, I’ll come play in the Star Wars universe!’ What a dream. And it’s fulfilled all my… it’s beyond my expectations, I mean, it was SO fun, you can’t imagine what it’s like to walk on a set that has the classic look of The Empire Strikes Back feel and look. It’s right after that era, right after the Return of the Jedi. It’s that era. So you really feel like you just walked into your childhood.”

Rodriguez continued:

“All of a sudden you go up and touch things and go, ‘That’s the thing that Han Solo talked into when he shot the machine and told the stormtroopers not to come up’. I was like, ‘Wow, I thought I recognized that!’ It’s just a really strange, exhilarating experience to be in your childhood sets for real. And getting to make action! It’s really cool… The visual language is so embedded in our heads. So I have one of those [selfies] ‘Look, it’s me next to a control panel, isn’t that cool?’. It was so fun.”

Rodriguez also added:

“I actually filmed this movie before I worked with him on Mandalorian. So I was surprised to go to the set, ‘Hey, you’re here too!’ So it’s fun working with him. He was terrific in the movie, fun to work with.”

The Mandalorian Chapter 14 was probably one of the best episodes of the season – if not the entire series. And it ended with a huge cliffhanger that had us all clutching our chest. What did you think of Chapter 14? Did you enjoy Rodriguez’s direction? Let us know!

Source: Games Radar


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