We’ve all been enjoying the first three episodes of Lucasfilm’s Disney+ series The Mandalorian with episodes directed by Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and the latest from Deborah Chow (directing the Kenobi series next starring Ewan McGregor).
It looks like another established director might have thrown their hat in the ring.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson has now expressed some interest in directing an episode for the second season while speaking with Cinemablend on their podcast during the press tour for his latest film Knives Out.
CINEMABLEND: I want you to guest direct in season two. Would you do it?
JOHNSON: “I would love to. Hell yeah, if I had time to do it I’d be there in a heartbeat.”
“I visited set for season one it looked amazing, it looks like so much fun.”
Check out the rest of the interview where Johnson comments on dealing with Star Wars backlash and his new outlook on it.
Currently, the only two official directors set for the second season are Jon Favreau and Carl Weathers.
According to a report from TheHollywoodReporter, Rian won’t be directing the Star Wars film set to be released on December 16th, 2022 (Kennedy alluding it won’t be the Feige film either).
He’s set to create a brand new original trilogy set in the Star Wars universe when that will exactly begin to take shape remains a mystery.
Johnson has suggested within the last year he hopes to direct another film before he tackles another Star Wars film and has said he wants to make sequels to Knives Out with Daniel Craig’s character.
The next episode of The Mandalorian will be directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and drops tomorrow.
Chapter 4 will finally introduce us to Gina Carano’s character Cara Dune.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.