The other day there was an unconfirmed online rumbling that directors James Mangold (Logan, The Wolverine, Ford v Ferrari) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Alita: Battle Angel) would be directing episodes of The Mandalorian for season two. 

While that would be exciting news, James Mangold has publicly debunked this on his Twitter account after Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard posted the link to IGN’s coverage of the rumor. 

He replied with the following. 

MANGOLD: “Hey Ron. I’m so pleased if it’s true about Bryce directing another part of Mandalorian, but I can tell you its not true about me. Not doing it, never discussed it. And I suggest fans should look at who’s ‘reporting’ this & make a note that these sites present conjecture as fact.”

This isn’t the first time James Mangold has debunked a report concerning his involvement with Star Wars, he also denied a trade report that he was being assigned to write/direct a Boba Fett film for Lucasfilm. 

You might remember not long after that report came out they announced a Disney+ series instead. 

What seems to be true is that James is taking over directing duties from Steven Spielberg for Indiana Jones 5. 

With that said, I think we’d have to be a little suspicious about Robert Rodriguez’s participation as well. 

Two confirmed directors working on the second season include Jon Favreau and Carl Weathers.

The Mandalorian will return on Disney+ starting in October. 


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