So how does Bryce Dallas Howard feel to have joined Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, and Taika Waititi in bringing the new live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian to fans around the globe come November? She sounds pretty excited to have been part of that crew based on the following comments:
“Getting to be a director, part of The Mandalorian, it’s been like…Jon [Favreau] didn’t even know that about me,” she explains of her directing aspirations at the EW and PEOPLE studio at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) while promoting her new documentary Dads. “It was a dream come true on so many levels. He’s a brilliant filmmaker, but a better mentor — he just wants to share in the excitement and passion of filmmaking and what’s possible. Nothing about it that’s proprietary. It’s let’s push this forward and see what else can happen. I was doing Dads at the same time I was shooting Mandalorian and the stuff I was learning from Jon Favreau was completely applicable to a documentary”.
The premiere episode of The Mandalorian (there are a total of eight episodes in Season 1) arrives on Nov. 12 with the launch of the new Disney+ streaming service with subsequent episodes set to be released on a weekly basis. The live-action series which takes place in the official Star Wars timeline about three years after Return of the Jedi has already been greenlit for a second season.