Ahead of the second season of the acclaimed live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian premiering on Disney+ next month, showrunner Jon Favreau has shared a behind-the-scenes story between George Lucas and Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Favreau revealed that Lucas gave Filoni a hard time on the set of The Mandalorian while he was directing an episode.
“He would be giving Dave a hard time about how many setups he was getting and how fast he was shooting and urging him to go faster,” Favreau shared. “He was like a boxer’s cornerman coaching him, but always with a twinkle in his eye.”
In another recent interview, Dave Filoni stated that while they usually talk about other things, Lucas was complimentary towards The Mandalorian and believes he enjoyed the show.
“When I talk with him, I like to get more knowledge. He’ll give me some reminders, especially before I shoot something, about how many setups I should try to get in a day, and I might rack his brain for certain things about how to cover a scene. He’s been very complimentary. I think he’s enjoyed the show, and he said once [that] now he gets to watch it as a fan and watch it as a viewer. My job is to bring that knowledge forward and pass on what I’ve learned from him in every discipline to Jon and to the creative departments.”
The Mandalorian season two is set to premiere in October 2020 and sees the returning Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) and Bill Burr (Mayfield) alongside new cast additions Rosario Dawson (Daredevil), Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), Katee Sackhoff (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Michael Biehn (The Terminator).