The Mandalorian director Bryce Dallas Howard responded to the second season’s biggest criticisms. The Disney + series just ended its second season, which provided Star Wars fans with a wide variety of franchise cameos, Easter Eggs and obscure references. However, with the return of many familiar characters, there are more than a few critics criticizing Season 2 for having too much Star Wars nostalgia attached to it.
The Mandalorian the 1st season was able to reveal a new Star Wars history in an innovative way. Fans were skeptical when it was revealed that the show would be about a new set of characters that had never been introduced before. However, as soon as the show opened, fans were hooked and wanted more. Season 2 has already ended and some believe that Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau were against the nature of what Season 1 was all about, especially in terms of being too supportive in the past. Bryce Dallas Howard said this when asked if there was a lot of nostalgia in the second season.
“I think it’s a very good balance, of course. As an actor, I am familiar with this type of question, because, for example, working on Jurassic franchise, it’s like, ‘OK, we can have some deep cuts for the fans, but at the end of the day, it’s about a good story, well told. I would compare that to The Mandalorian in the sense that there are these character stories that exist, but even though they may not be playing a central role … Constantly in the stories, there are new characters. But in this one, the cool thing is, (if you’re a super fan), you will really get caught and have an understanding of the various layers of the scene. “
Dave Filoni has worked extensively with George Lucas over the years and is able to understand what Star Wars creator looks for when he was putting stories together. Your involvement in The Mandalorian shaped the show and, along with Jon Favreau, gave him an authentic feel that seems to have been created by Lucas. For Bryce Dallas Howard, working with Filoni also brings a new set of opportunities. She explains.
“I think not to connect The Mandalorian in any form or form, especially with Dave Filoni’s collaboration, it would personally seem like a missed opportunity. As a fan, when I see Dave’s name on something, I want the narrative to be much richer. I want to feel the specificity of Star Wars universe is brought to life, especially when it is live-action. It is definitely a fine line. But that is part of the joy. “
Generally, Star Wars fans are more than happy with The Mandalorian 2nd season and all its surprises. Even Jon Favreau is surprised that they have achieved a second season with almost all of their big revelations kept secret. The element of surprise is something that Favreau and Dave Filoni were able to perfect, and it is something that fans expect.
Thanks to the success of The Mandalorian, Disney + is about to receive a wide variety of new Star Wars content that will open new paths and some that will traverse familiar territories. Alone, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have the Ahsoka series on the way, New Republic Rangersand Boba Fett’s Book, which arrives at the streaming service next December. Filoni is working on Ahsoka right now, and Boba Fett’s Book is currently filming. The interview with Bryce Dallas Howard was originally conducted by Digital Spy.
Topics: The Mandalorian, Star Wars, Disney Plus, Streaming