The marketing efforts for the second season of The Mandalorian have ramped up in the past few days. Previously, the premiere date of the sophomore season had been revealed, officially landing an October 30th release on Disney+. This announcement lined up with the earlier promise of Disney CEO Bob Chapek that The Mandalorian will not be delayed.
It's clear that the hype surrounding season 2 of The Mandalorian is an all-time high, especially after the show received multiple Emmy nominations. With October 30th fast approaching, a brand new batch of images from the show's second season has emerged, and it featured some first looks at the core characters of the hit live-action series.
Along with the official release of the aforementioned photos, it was revealed that a notable guest visited the set during the shooting of The Mandalorian season two...
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly ahead of the release of The Mandalorian season 2, showrunner Jon Favreau shared that Star Wars creator George Lucas visited the set of the Disney+ show.
Favreau bared that Lucas "would be giving [The Mandalorian director] Dave [Filoni] a hard time" regarding the number of setups on set while also "urging him to go faster" when it came to shooting some scenes:
"He would be giving Dave a hard time about how many setups he was getting and how fast he was shooting and urging him to go faster. He was like a boxer's corner man coaching him, but always with a twinkle in his eye."
WHAT THIS MEANS
It seems only fitting that a Star Wars icon in the form of George Lucas is still keeping a close eye on a successful property like The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau's amusing story of how Lucas urged The Mandalorian director and Star Wars: The Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni in a multitude of ways while on set goes to show that the franchise's creator still has an immense passion with the inner workings behind the Star Wars universe.
A while back, Filoni opened up about the involvement of Lucas during the inaugural season of The Mandalorian. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Filoni revealed that Lucas did "enjoy the show" while also mentioning that he's "been very complimentary" while filming the first season. It appears that the support that Lucas showed during the debut season continues to be a huge part of the sophomore run of the show, and this should bode well for longtime fans of the Star Wars franchise.
Based on previous teases from the cast and crew, the second season of The Mandalorian is far bigger than the show's first season. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how the show's storyline and characters will evolve in the upcoming season. Thankfully, it won't be long before fans find out how everything comes together.