Recently, there had been rumblings from BlackSeriesRebels podcast that Logan director James Mangold and Alita: Battle Angel director would be tackling episodes on Season 2 of Jon Favreau’s Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
However, when James Mangold took to Twitter to debunk the rumor it put into question if Robert was working on the Star Wars series.
HN Entertainment can now confirm from our sourcing that Robert Rodriguez indeed worked on The Mandalorian and that part of the rumor is accurate.
Rodriguez is no stranger to large-scale visual effects as he recently directed the ambitious sci-fi manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel for writer/producer James Cameron.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
According to cinematographer Baz Iodine, the second season had recently wrapped and his post on Instagram confirmed Dave Filoni was returning to direct.
Jon Favreau and Carl Weathers had been previously announced to direct episodes as well.
Disney announced not too long ago that they hoped to begin airing in October, however, with the coronavirus placing California on lockdown it’s unknown if post-production will go as swiftly and hit that targeted air date in the fall.
HN had been first to announce that Disney had already greenlit a second season for The Mandalorian even before Star Wars Celebration last year and that Jon Favreau could be coming back.
We’ll have to wait to get an update from Disney if they’ll indeed begin airing this fall or if the show will be delayed.