In a world where movies and TV shows are rampantly getting delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and filming shutting down and post-production work getting majorly delayed, Star Wars: The Mandalorian is all set to release Season 2 – right on time.
Showrunner Jon Favreau has confirmed that filming of The Mandalorian Season 2 had already wrapped up before the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, the series is all set to release as scheduled in October on Disney+. Although numerous sources had previously confirmed this to be the case, this is the first time that Favreau confirmed the date.
“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… It will be available as planned on Disney+ in October,” Favreau shared. “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 seeing it as we are having making it.”
Last year’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian release took the internet by storm and received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Additionally, the introduction of Baby Yoda might have had a big hand in those reviews. Since it was the first live-action TV series of the Star Wars franchise, a lot of responsibility was sitting on its shoulders. The reviews proved just how much potential the series has and paved the way for the future of the galaxy far away on Disney+.
As fans wait for season 2 of The Mandalorian, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian has been keeping them entertained. It provides a look into what it takes to bring such an ambitious project to life, and keeps the audiences entertained with the amazing technological innovations.
“A big tentpole summer film, like say Avengers, might be around 2,000 visual effects shots, and these series are a little shy of 4,000 visual effects shots for Season One, and Season Two is no different,” animation supervision Hal Hickel shared earlier this year. “We’re doing them in around the same amount of time, maybe even less time, than a big summer film, plus we all have to work remotely. We’re in the middle of that tsunami now, but we’re going to get it all done, people are going to get their Baby Yoda, I promise.”