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The Russo Brothers Share Their Thoughts After Visiting Jon Favreau’s THE MANDALORIAN Set


If I had to pick just one project I’m most excited to see on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, it would probably be Jon Favreau’s new Star Wars mini-series The Mandalorian. It’d be hard for this show to not be at the top of my list, considering that the series will feature an rather impressive set of directors and act as the first live action entry to explore the thirty year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Not to mention that Pedro Pascal will be starring in the lead role. As it turns out, fans aren’t the only ones excited for the show!

At the recent Avengers: Infinity War screening and Q&A panel, directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo were asked about their recent set visit to the new show. Joe Russo answered, “It’s amazing. We went down there to say hi to Jon. Taika was directing an episode, so we went to hang out with them. Jon is always at the forefront of cutting-edge tech, and he is shooting this in a way that no one has ever shot anything ever before. It’s pretty astounding.

Considering the duo’s massive success within the MCU– aka Disney’s other Golden Goose franchise, it only made sense that they would also be asked about the possibility of potentially directing a future Star Wars film or series. When that inevitable question came up, the brothers answered, “We grew up on Star Wars like everyone else did. I went to the theater when I was 11 years old to see Empire Strikes Back and sat in the theater from 11:30 in the morning until 10:00 at night and watched it back to back to back. So it was a huge influence on us growing up. Of course we’d love to work, at some point, in the Star Wars universe, but right now our heads are in the middle of another movie.

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SOURCE: Dark Horizons


Jonathan Brady

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