Monday night on Twitter, The Mandalorian added two directors to its second season slate. First was Ant-Man and Bring It On director Peyton Reed, who wrote simply #MayThe4thBeWithYou along with a photo of Mando’s helmet in a director’s chair, then, a few hours later, came Spy Kids and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez, who wrote that he’s had the “pleasure of directing the biggest star in the universe,” along with a photo of himself with Baby Yoda.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) May 4, 2020
I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe. @StarWars #TheMandalorian #MayThe4th #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/pcmzOHfgaW
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 5, 2020
Thankfully, the second season of the Disney+ exclusive series is already finished so (hopefully) it’s still on track for its release date later this year. When it does, The Mandalorian will add Michael Biehn, Bill Burr, who will be recurring, and Rosario Dawson who will appear as Ahsoka Tano.
These announcements were only a small part of Disney’s May the Fourth reveals. Earlier in the day, rumors were confirmed that Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi will be directing and co-writing a Star Wars feature film with 1917’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Waititi also made his first entry into the Star Wars universe as one of the season one Mandalorian directors. Plus, Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker also made its way onto Disney+ on Star Wars day, giving fans a quick respite from the quarantine blues.
The Mandalorian season 2 is set to hit Disney+ later this year, with the third reportedly already under production.