Season 2 of The Mandalorian hasn’t even arrived yet, and fans are already anxious about Season 3 and wondering if COVID-19 will have any impact on the production for the series. Jon Favreau recently put everyone’s minds at ease by saying the pandemic shouldn’t provide any issues for production of Season 3.
Executive Producer Jon Favreau said the following in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“The fact that the set is much more contained is a benefit, because you can limit the number of people,” Favreau said. “A lot of the people controlling it are doing it remotely from what we call the Brain Bar, which is a bank of gaming computers, essentially. The amount of people near the camera could be much smaller than [usual]. We also shoot a lot outside, which is helpful, too. We build to a moment in filming more like an animated production, where we have a lot of storyboards, a lot of discussions and scouting in virtual reality. We use cinematic tools in VR much the same way we did for The Lion King and The Jungle Book. A lot of times the actors you are seeing on the screen aren’t actually there on set.”
There’s no word yet as to when The Mandalorian Season 3 plans to begin production however, Season 2 of the series is set to premiere in October on Disney+.
Returning for Season 2 are Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon.
Newcomers to the series include WWE superstar Sasha Banks in an unknown role, Michael Biehn as a bounty bunter from Mando’s past, Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Rosario Dawson rumored to play Jedi Ahsoka Tano, Timothy Olyphant rumored to play Cobb Vanth and Katee Sackhoff as the Mandalorian leader Bo-Katan Kryze.