Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson Wants to Direct An Episode Of The Mandalorian Season 2

Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looper director has been hard at work promoting his new movie, Knives Out, and yet, he can’t seem to stop talking about The Mandalorian.

The writer/director recently revealed that he had seen Baby Yoda on the set of The Mandalorian, and kind of spoiled that the little green guy would be in Season 2 of the show by mistake.

Anyway, he’s also been chatting about The Mandalorian’s future and he revealed during a recent episode of the ReelBlend podcast that he would love to direct an episode in Season 2.

He did mention that he’d have to check and see whether his very hectic schedule at the moment would allow for him to do it, but he seemed very keen on the idea of helming an episode of The Mandalorian Season 2.

Rian Johnson would like to get to direct an episode of The Mandalorian Season 2


The Mandalorian does have Baby Yoda, and it’s pretty cute. (Credit: Lucasfilm)

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Here’s what he said when he was asked if he’d be interested in directing an episode of the new live-action Star Wars show:

Hell yeah! Man, if I had the time, I would get in there in a heartbeat. I had a set visit for Season 1 and it looked amazing. It looked like so much fun!

He then went on to talk about the Star Wars fanbase and fan culture. Johnson’s been a victim of the nasty side of Star Wars fandom, yet he did reveal that the backlash against his Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, hasn’t deterred him from coming back to the galaxy far, far away.

Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

In terms of the bad stuff, I’ll tell you, it’s interesting. That’s been one of the really healthy things for me about the past couple of years, is getting exposed to it. Before I made The Last Jedi, I had never had anyone hate me on the internet. If during the course of a year I got one negative tweet I would go into a panic. I’d be like ‘Oh my god, someone out there doesn’t like me. I need to fix this!’

The thing is though, I am really, really thankful. Because what that meant is that my sense of self-worth was attached to the notion of everybody liking me online. And the fact that this process has made me, out of survival, disconnect from that.

It’s given me a more realistic view of the system that is social media. There’s a lot of great, genuine interaction that goes on. The bad stuff, the systematic trolling, the almost gamified abuse that some people devote their entire online presence to; honestly, once you’ve seen enough of it, you see the pattern of it. It just sort of gets boring after a while.

It doesn’t even give me that little negative ping anymore. And I don’t think it’s even my skin growing tough. It’s just I’ve put in perspective. I realize this is kind of a byproduct of this social Twitter system. There’s going to be some degree of people where this is their hobby, basically. So overall I found it made me adjust to social media where I’m seeing it and using it in a healthier way.

It certainly sounds like he’s been very philosophical about the whole situation and has come out of it a stronger and better filmmaker.

I still think Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a fantastic Star Wars film, and that’s after having seen it at least five times.

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