The Mandalorian trailer is coming and Season Two production starts this fall

Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter reported that we will indeed be seeing the trailer of The Mandalorian this Friday when it’ll be shown during D23 Expo. And thanks to Discussingfilm.net we also have a date for the start of production of season two: October 7th, 2019.

With just a few days to go until D23 Expo, things start getting in focus as The Mandalorian is set to have a dominating presence during the Disney+ panel being one of the flagship shows available at launch. Disney is supposedly going all-out concerning everything Disney+ and that means that we are indeed going to be seeing the first official footage of the first ever live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter showrunner Jon Favreau has said:

“I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy but the first film. Not just the first film but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars.”

Character models used in The Mandalorian. | Photographer: Yuri Hasegawa | Hollywoodreporter.com

Doesn’t that sound great? And hey, is that a first look at Nick Nolte’s Ugnaught character in the show?

He continues to talk about how the show is made, a combination of practical effects and state-of-the-art digital production. He also answers question about what makes this digital Star Wars production different from, say, the prequels. Read the entire interview at Hollywoodreporter.com.

Famuyiwa returns

In other news, Discussingfilm.net reports that Rick Famuyiwa will continue to direct episodes of The Mandalorian well into the second season. Famuyiwa has already been confirmed as one of the directors of the first season, and apparently he’s done a good job since he’s been asked to return for season two. Furthermore, this second season will begin production on October 7th, 2019 in Los Angeles and therefore seems to be heading towards a Q4 2020 release. We already know that the Cassian Andor live-action series is scheduled to premiere in 2021, so this would make sense.

Rick Famuyiwa | Wikipedia

So there you have it: The Mandalorian is now less than three months away when it premieres on November 12 in U.S.A., Canada, and The Netherlands (with both Australia and New Zealand following one week later). Its first trailer will be online within just a few days, which is something everyone here should be really looking forward to. I know I’m excited, are you excited? Let us know on our brand new forum!