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Jon Favreau updates us on The Mandalorian Season 2 release date and more…

June 6th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Good news fans! The Mandalorian is definitely on track for October says showrunner Jon Favreau.

There was a lot of fear a while ago that due to that damned virus, the second season of the best thing in Star Wars right now might be held back and, although we heard it was all fine from the Disney CEO, it’s nice to hear it – with an update – from Favreau himself.

Speaking at the ATX TV festival Favreau broke it all down: “We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lockdown, so thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we’ve been able to do all the editing visual effects remotely [so] It will be available as planned on Disney+ in October.”

Speaking at the event with directors Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Rick Famuyiwa, Favreau said: “It will be building on hopefully what people loved from the first season. It doesn’t feel like the next season, it feels like work continuing.”

He added: “I hope people are having as much fun seeing it as we are having making it.”

It’s nice to hear that the show, despite the madness in the world right now, is still in production and that people who love Star Wars are still woking on delivering the goods, isn’t it?

Anyway… we know this season is going to be a big unifier in the Star Wars universe, drawing together all three trilogies, the tv shows and the Legends stuff and for that reason, we’re very, very excited.

What say you all? Are you as excited as we are? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….