Robert Rodriguez has revealed that he was actually a last-minute replacement director for The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6, called Chapter 14: The Tragedy. He revealed this during a recent interview with GamesRadar.
I would go as far to say that The Tragedy is one of the best episodes of The Mandalorian so far, and it turns out that director Robert Rodriguez was actually a last-minute replacement. I do find it a bit mad that Jon Favreau wouldn’t call Rodriguez from the very beginning when he was given the greenlight for this series by Lucasfilm and Disney.
However, turns out that Favreau actually had someone else in mind, but then had to ask his good mate Rodriguez to step in and direct an episode of his Star Wars live-action show. Thank God he did, because the episode was bloody brilliant.
Robert Rodriguez was a last-minute replacement director for The Mandalorian
Here’s what Robert Rodriguez said about his experience directing The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 during his GamesRadar interview:
I’m friends with Jon Favreau and he needed a last-minute replacement for a director. And so I said, ‘Sure, I’ll come play in the Star Wars universe’. What a dream. And it’s beyond my expectations, I mean, it was so fun, you can’t imagine what it’s like to walk on a set that has the classic look of The Empire Strikes Back feel and look. It’s right after that era, right after the Return of the Jedi. It’s that era. So you really feel like you just walked into your childhood. All of a sudden you go up and touch things and go, ‘That’s the thing that Han Solo talked into when he shot the machine and told the Stormtroopers not to come up’. I was like, ‘Wow, I thought I recognized that’. It’s just a really strange, exhilarating experience to be in your childhood sets for real. And getting to make action. It’s really cool. The visual language is so embedded in our heads. It was so fun.
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