Rian Johnson probably won’t direct an episode of THE MANDALORIAN. For a while, at least.

I know that this might be a perverse disappointment for some people: they had issues with THE LAST JEDI*, and some are perhaps ready to renew their subscription.

…But if you read the article, it says:

The hosts of the ReelBlend podcast provoked the response from the filmmaker, as they asked him whether he would like to guest-direct an episode on the second season of the live-action Star Wars series.

“H*** Yeah! Man, if I had the time, I would get in there in a heartbeat,” Johnson replied. “I had a set visit for Season 1 and it looked amazing. It looked like so much fun!”

Bolding mine. Look, he’s not going to have the time. They’re writing the second season now, and they’re going to want to film them quick; I don’t think that they’ve started already, but the second season scripts at least are being polished up now. It’s fairly likely that Johnson’s going to have a shot at directing an episode of a hypothetical third season of THE MANDALORIAN, but that’s a ways down the road.

Moe Lane

*I maintain the position that it was not actually a bad film. SOLO was better, though. And THE MANDALORIAN is turning out to be better than both.


  • Rockphed says:

    The Last Jedi suffered from bloat and having the start and end of The Force Awakens be in not quite the right places (which caused some of the bloat of The Last Jedi). Oh, and vice admiral whats-her-name was a completely useless character up until she decided to pull an Admiral Piett (albeit he did it completely by accident).

  • BigFire says:

    They’re shooting Season 2 now. Both Jon Favreau and Gina Carano have tweet out picture from the set. We might be seeing Bill Burr as a bounty hunter in the next episode from the description.

  • Jon says:

    I agree that there are good parts of TLJ, but it was only mediocre in total. Solo actually worked better for me as a movie, partly because TLJ had lowered my standards for what would be enjoyable in a Star Wars movie.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by