A while back our pal Charles Murphy posted on his site a rumor that Ant-Man director Peyton Reed had been one of the directors working on Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
This information was spot-on as Reed has taken to Twitter to post a set photo from his episode shoot to celebrate May the 4th aka Star Wars Day, the image is presumably from months ago as the series wrapped back in March.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) May 4, 2020
However, in that same report it was stated that Taika Waititi would return for Season 2 which was later debunked by Taika himself on Instagram, stating he was busy directing his sports film Next Goal Wins.
WAITITI: “I’m not directing any of the episodes of The Mandalorian because I was doing another film, a soccer film with Michael Fassbender. After Jojo Rabbit I decided to make a sports film, something I’ve never done, about a sport I knew nothing about and I still don’t.”
We are excited to see that the Peyton part of that story was correct.
The confirmed directors for Season 2 include Jon Favreau, Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and now Peyton Reed.
Reed is reportedly set to direct the untitled Ant-Man 3, but due to the pandemic is likely going to see it’s 2021 shoot pushed to later in the year or possibly into 2022.
Disney had mentioned a while back that Season 2 would begin airing on Disney+ in October but that could see a hiccup from COVID-19 related post-production delays. However, there hasn’t been any formal delay announcement.