The Mandalorian season 2, episode 6 was the most effective episodes of the Star Wars present thus far. Nonetheless, the person behind the digital camera, Robert Rodriguez, was initially not meant to direct the beautiful half-hour of tv.
“I’m associates with Jon Favreau and he wanted a last-minute alternative for a director,” Rodriguez tells SFX whereas selling his new Netflix film, We Can Be Heroes. “And so I stated, ‘Sure, I’ll come play in the Star Wars universe!’ What a dream. And it is fulfilled all my… it’s past my expectations, I imply, it was SO enjoyable, you possibly can’t think about what it is prefer to stroll on a set that has the basic look of The Empire Strikes Again look and feel. It’s proper after that period, proper after the Return of the Jedi. It is that period. So you actually really feel such as you simply walked into your childhood.
“Rapidly you go up and contact issues 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 used to be like, ‘Wow, I thought I recognised that!’ It is only a actually unusual, exhilarating expertise to be in your childhood units for actual. And attending to make motion! It is actually cool… The visible language is so embedded in our heads. So I’ve a kind of [selfies] ‘Look, it’s me subsequent to a management panel, isn’t that cool?’. It was so enjoyable.”
The episode featured greater than only a handful of nods to The Empire Strikes Again, although we cannot spoil them right here. Rodriguez additionally went on to debate working with Pedro Pascal, who leads The Mandalorian alongside Child Yoda, and who seems in We Can Be Heroes.
“I truly filmed this film earlier than I labored with him on Mandalorian,” the director says. “So I used to be stunned to go to the set, ‘Hey, you’re right here too!’ So it’s enjoyable working with him. He was terrific within the film, enjoyable to work with.”
Rodriguez talks at size about We Can Be Heroes within the subsequent concern of SFX – obtainable on December 30. Subscribe via that hyperlink to get the problem direct to your door! We Can Be Heroes is streaming on Netflix from 1 January.
In the meantime, The Mandalorian continues on Disney Plus – here is the total The Mandalorian season 2 launch schedule so you realize when to anticipate the following episode.