Last month, Disney announced the directors of the eight-episode Season 3 of “The Mandalorian” which included Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The reveal did not include what episodes each director would helm, but according to a new report, it looks like Rick Famuyiwa may have directed the first and last episode of the third season.
In a recent interview with The Virtual Cantina, Emily Swallow, who plays The Armourer, and Tait Fletcher, who plays Paz Vizla, revealed that Famuyiwa directed the first and last episodes of “The Mandalorian” Season 3. When discussing his experience working on the upcoming season, Fletcher told the podcast, “Rick was one of my favourites to work with…. The kind of space the director’s hold really speak to the way of the set behaves, and you can really feel that. It was excellent man, an excellent experience. It was like being in a masterclass in film making.” Swiftly Swallow chimes in saying, “Yeah I second that. It was so incredible to work with such diverse directors who collaborated so well, and so generously. I worked with Rick more than anyone else, and I really appreciated that. He for [The Mandalorian] season 3 directed our first and last episode – and that was really incredible. Seeing him start out the journey of the season, and end the season. Because we’re shooting completely out of order, we’re jumping back and forth between episodes, and to know he was taking care of where we were beginning and where we needed to end up. It was really good.“
Bespin Bulletin points out that “Swallow’s comments reveal that the forthcoming season was shot out of order, and that Famuyiwa directed Swallow and Fletcher’s first and last episodes. The comment could be taken to mean that he simply directed the first and last episode they shot, which again, they revealed the season was shot out of order so the first episode they shot might not be the first episode of the season. However it’s Swallow saying that Famuyiwa was taking care of where they were beginning, and where they needed to end up that makes me believe she was speaking in a literal sense, and that Rick Famuyiwa has directed both the season opener and the season closer.”
Keep in mind, nothing has been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm so the reveal is not considered official at this time.
In Season 3, the journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.
The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito.
Jon Favreau is the showrunner/head writer and serves as an executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck are co-executive producers.
You can check out the Season 3 Trailer below:
Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Mandalorian” are available to stream now on Disney+.
Source: The Virtual Cantina via Bespin Bulletin