‘The Mandalorian’ star wants to direct Star Wars movie, ‘Let It Happen Today’
One of the returning characters from the first two seasons is very keen to explore the possibilities of directing their own Star Wars movie or TV show in the near future, as GAMINGbible has discovered.
Before you know exactly who it is and why, check out this impressive life-size build of Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest.
Carl Weathers is a name some people may not immediately know, but chances are you’ll know his work before. The Mandalorian – playing iconic roles like Dillon in PredatorApollo Creed in Rocky IV and most recently Greef Karga on the Star Wars show. GAMINGbible spoke to the cast of The Mandalorian about the show (you can read it here) but Weathers expressed a particular interest in getting behind the camera.
“From your mouth to God’s ear, let it be today, okay?” Yes!” Weathers said of the idea of directing a Star Wars project in the future. “First of all, I’m such a fan, and I’ve become a bigger fan of the Star Wars brand, the galaxy. clearly with The Mandalorian, Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filoni] and now Rick [Famuyiwa] dip their toes into stuff that’s… for lack of a better word, so much more humanly accessible. Big characters that were tangential characters or smaller characters – Mando being one of them, Ahsoka being one of them and of course Boba Fett – who wouldn’t [direct a film]? And especially with this technology that exists so that you can create these beautiful worlds. I think the truth is that I’ve learned more about directing and producing since the first season of this show than in all the time leading up to it. I work with some of the best people in the business. They are generous and you don’t feel like they are holding you back, they want you to be good. That’s great.”
This should come as no surprise to people who know their Mando facts – Weathers has already directed episode 12 of the show’s second season and has a slew of other acting, directing, and producing credits to his name. If there was ever going to be a Star Wars movie focusing on the themes of boxing and fighting alien alien threats, I would want Carl Weathers to oversee the project, wouldn’t you?