‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Will Have Robert Rodriguz As A Director

The 'Sin City' And 'Alita: Battle Angel' Director Is On Board For At Least One Episode

The second season of The Mandalorian is shaping up to be bigger, possibly better, than the first. We’re about to see what the director of Sin City and Alita: Battle Angel can do with Baby Yoda, as /Film has confirmed Robert Rodriguez the Disney+ show’s crew of directors

The story was first reported by HN Entertainment and later verified. The rumors began to surface before that, however, with Rodriguez joined by Ford v Ferrari‘s James Mangold. The latter shot the report down, but Rodriguez stayed quiet. Now we know why. What’s unclear is whether he’s in for just one episode or if he’s around for the long haul.

Personally, I feel Rodriguez is long overdue to take on the world of Star Wars. He’s very similar to his pal, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, as an indie filmmaker who keeps his feet in both worlds. He can do his indie stuff like Planet Terror, which is deep with his personal signature style, and blockbuster stuff of many stripes such as Spy Kids, Alita: Battle Angel, and Sin City.  His breakthrough film, El Mariachi, and its big screen companion Desperado, are Westerns that would fit well with The Mandalorian‘s tone.

So with the additions of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano and now Rodriguez behind the camera there’s even more reason to get hyped over The Mandalorian‘s return this fall.

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