Jon Favreau Invites ‘Star Wars’ Alum To Work On ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

Jon Favreau has invited Star Wars alumni Phil Tippett to work on The Mandalorian’s second season.

Among the variety of praises Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian has received, the highest have been for the visuals on the Disney Plus show. Star Wars fans were blown away by the visual language that Jon Favreau brought to The Mandalorian, which gracefully mimicked the aesthetics of the original Star Wars trilogy. In fact, Phil Tippett, one of the most accomplished effects gurus from the early Star Wars days praised Jon Favreau for nailing the classic Star Wars look in The Mandalorian.

Phil Tippett was one of the first employees hired by George Lucas for Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects company responsible for Star Wars. One of his biggest accomplishments in the galaxy far, far away included creating the stop-motion holochess sequence in A New Hope. 

Phil Tippett took to Twitter to praise Jon Favreau for his work on The Mandalorian, as well as asking the accomplished director if there was room for him to work on the upcoming second season. Now, The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau  has invited the Star Wars alum to work on his contribution to Star Wars.

One of the most prominent forces in visual effects, Phil Tippett has worked on films beyond Star Wars, which include Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Robocop, and The Twilight Saga. If he is to join Jon Favreau with The Mandalorian, this would make for a perfect Star Wars reunion. Hopefully when The Mandalorian’s second season drops, we’ll be seeing Phil Tippett’s name alongside Jon Favreau’s.

Are you excited to see Phil Tippett work alongside Jon Favreau on The Mandalorian’s second season?

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 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 is expected to hit the streaming service in October.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

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Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

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