Season 1 of The Mandalorian hasn’t even launched yet on Disney+, but that isn’t stopping them from putting season 2 into production already. And for one episode of season 2 Carl Weathers will be doing double duty as he directs and acts as well.
Anticipation for The Mandalorian, one of the first pieces of original content made exclusively for Disney’s streaming service, has been extremely high since word of it first came about. But when the first trailer came out, the footage blew fans out of the water. Now, over the weekend Lucasfilm screened 27 minutes of the upcoming show to a select group of journalists. And the reaction to it was overwhelmingly positive. It sounds as if The Mandalorian may actually deliver on a high-quality and original, take on the Star Wars universe. Something that has been sorely needed in recent years.
Just saw 30 mins of #TheMandalorian. Uh…WOW. Feels more western than sci-fi – from the shootouts to the stand-offs to the vidalia onion stew a new droid character named “Gramps” is always doting over. We are entering a new phase of Star Wars and the future is looking bright!
— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) October 19, 2019
Wow. #TheMandalorian is completely amazing. Saw nearly a half hour of footage from what I was told were the first three episodes. Whoever you think Nick Nolte is … the answer will surprise you. pic.twitter.com/jh3CpZnMW2
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) October 19, 2019
All I know is, I’m more excited for this than I am for The Rise of Skywalker right now. And that saddens me a bit.
The Mandalorian is set to launch November 12, 2019 on Disney+.
What do you guys think? Who has already signed up for Disney+?