Fans have long been begging for Dave Filoni to direct a live-action Star Wars feature. The Clone Wars animated series was just that good. While it may not happen with a full-length feature, however, fans will still get their wish. Disney and Lucasfilm have released a preliminary list of Mandalorian directors. As we previously reported, Filoni is right at the top of it.
The studios have confirmed that Filoni will indeed direct the first episode Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian. The show makes its debut on Disney Play (Disney’s streaming service) sometime next year. We also know it has a blockbuster $100 million budget and will focus on a Mandalorian gun-slinging his way through the Outer Rim. Now we also know some of the other Mandalorian directors. Let’s take a look at what they bring to the table.
Favreau Stocks His Stable of Mandalorian Directors
To continue the horseracing analogy: Not only did show producer Jon Favreau stock his stable of directors, he did so with thoroughbreds. Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Taika Waititi, and Bryce Dallas Howard each bring an impressive resume with them.
Deborah Chow, for example, knows a thing or two about helming a streaming serial. The director of episodes of Jessica Jones and The Man in the High Castle is in high demand. Last year she also lent her directing talent to Netflix’s Lost in Space.
Waititi we all know from the smash hit Thor: Raganarok. Famuyiwa comes to The Mandalorian fresh from directing Dope.
Bryce Dallas Howard, however, is a bit of a dark horse here. She’s better known for her acting roles in the Jurassic World series and films like The Help. Maybe she got a taste for Star Wars when her father took over the Solo director’s chair.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 2, 2018
The Mandalorian debuts on Disney Play some time in 2019.
Source: Star Wars