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Star Wars: The Mandalorian's Jon Favreau Will Direct an Episode of Season 2

Although the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian has yet to receive the green light for a second season, showrunner Jon Favreau already has his sights on directing an episode.

"We’re working on season 2, writing, prepping with the directors and getting ready to direct myself, actually," Favreau told Entertainment Weekly. "I didn’t get a chance the last time around because I was doing Lion King. So I’ll step in for one of them."

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If Favreau does end up directing an episode for a potential second season, there's certainly reason to be excited. His directorial credits include Iron Man, Jungle Book and The Lion King, three large-scale movies that turned out to be extremely successful.

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Set five years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, The Mandalorian takes place in the outer reaches of the galaxy where an unnamed bounty hunter plies his trade far from the influence of the New Republic. The show will be the first live-action series set in the Star Wars universe, with new locations and characters.

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Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series debuts Nov. 12 on Disney+, the same date as the streaming service's official launch.

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