James Mangold Debunks ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Directing Rumors

James Mangold has put an end to the rumors that suggested he would be directing episodes for the second season of The Mandalorian.

The internet went aflame earlier this week when a rumor surfaced that suggested James Mangold, the director behind Logan and Ford v Ferrari, would be helming a chapter for the upcoming season of The Mandalorian. At first glance, James Mangold was the perfect fit for the Star Wars series as the director’s previous work has been heavily inspired by Westerns.

Director Ron Howard (and father of Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed Chapter 4 of the The Mandalorian‘s first season) took to Twitter to share an article that suggested James Mangold and Robert Rodriguez would be joining the forthcoming season of The Mandalorian, with Bryce also returning. Replying to that tweet, James Mangold stated that he’s excited for Bryce Dallas Howard to return to the show but that he won’t be a part of it. You can take a look at James Mangold’s tweet below.

In the tweet, James Mangold is pretty clear that The Mandalorian rumors are untrue and that he’s never discussed the prospect of helming an episode. It’s unclear if Robert Rodriguez’s involvement in The Mandalorian is also falsified at the moment. James Mangold fans must be disappointed to know that the famed director won’t be taking a journey to a galaxy far, far away but not all hope is lost. Earlier this week, it was reported that James Mangold was going to spearhead Disney and Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones 5, replacing director Steven Spielberg.

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Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

Dave Filoni directed the first episode of The Mandalorian and additional episodes of the Star Wars series were helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian is now available exclusively on Disney Plus. The second season of the Star Wars series will hit the streaming service in October.

Source: James Mangold