It’s in production and we’re aware of the producers, directors, a few actors and basic synopsis, beyond that though very little is known about Disney’s live-action “Star Wars” TV series “The Mandalorian” for its upcoming streaming service Disney+.
Jon Favreau created this new series set between the events of “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” and recently “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo visited the set of the project. Speaking with Collider this week during a screening Q&A, the pair were asked what they saw on set to which Joe Russo explained the show is being shot in a wholly unique fashion:
“It’s amazing. We went down there to say hi to Jon. Taika was directing an episode, so we went to hang out with them. Jon is always at the forefront of cutting-edge tech, and he is shooting this in a way that no one has ever shot anything ever before. It’s pretty astounding.”
The pair were then asked during the Q&A if they’d thought about directing a “Star Wars” movie themselves to which the answer was a potential yes someday:
“We grew up on Star Wars like everyone else did. I went to the theater when I was 11 years old to see Empire Strikes Back and sat in the theater from 11:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night and watched it back to back to back. So it was a huge influence on us growing up. Of course we’d love to work, at some point, in the Star Wars universe, but right now our heads are in the middle of another movie.”
Speaking of “Star Wars,” the first of the “Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures” animated shorts have begun to roll out with the first four covering key scenes including Vader in “Rogue One,” R2-D2 in “A New Hope,” Luke vs. the Woompa in “Empire Strikes Back,” and more generic Luke, Vader and Chewbacca ones.