Good news for fans of Disney’s The Mandalorian, showrunner Jon Favreau says production on season two hasn’t been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a virtual roundtable with season one’s directors, held by the ATX Festival, Favreau said filming on season two had wrapped before lockdown began.
“Thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and post production remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us.”
Favreau added that he feels like season two will be a continuation of the show’s first season, rather than something new.
“As we explore partnering with new filmmakers and having new characters and going deeper with the characters we already have, it’s really been very fun and fulfilling and I hope people are having as much fun seeing it as we are having making it,” Favreau said.
Among the directors who took part in the roundtable was Taika Waititi, who is working on his own stand along Star Wars film. Asked how that’s going the actor/director joked, “It’s all finished, I’m done.”
We suspect that’s not quite the truth…