The Mandalorian is set to make its debut on Disney+ later this year. But creator Jon Favreau has such confidence in the Star Wars streaming series that he’s already begun work on its next season.
We reported earlier today that Favreau already begun writing episodes for The Mandalorian’s second season. However, while speaking with Collider about his live-action version of The Lion King, Favreau provided some more details.
“I keep getting pulled deeper into the orbit of Disney. But fortunately the stuff that Disney’s working on is the stuff that I love,” explained Favreau. “I wanted to do a Star Wars TV show like The Mandalorian and… they were very open to it. I even wrote four episodes before I even was hired to do it because I was excited as a fan to see what these stories might be,” he added. “And see if they were interested in doing what I was interested in, which they were. And I was actually writing Season 2 this morning before I came here.”
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Favreau noted that The Mandalorian also uses a virtual reality-style process. It’s similar to the way he filmed The Lion King.
“In The Mandalorian because we’re doing live-action production, we’re using the Epic game engine and using that to do real-time in-camera visual effects,” explained Favreau. “So that allowed us to have environments—as long as we could build them digitally and put enough work into planning it, we could have the game engine be used for creating effects in a timeframe that allows us to get a TV season done.”
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“But all of that requires us to use the same v-cam techniques in pre-production on The Mandalorian so that we know exactly what we need to see,” continued Favreau. “So if you visited the set now as we’re starting to get into season 2, it looks a lot like the set of The Lion King as we’re planning how we’re gonna shoot it ahead of time.”
The first season of The Mandalorian will kick off on Disney+ on November 12.
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