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'Star Wars: The Mandalorian' lines up Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard as Directors

Jadzia Samuel Wednesday 10 October 2018

We now have the first image from the new live action 'Star Wars' series! But that isn't event most exciting part. The best thing is that StarWars.com have also released a list of enviable directors who will be participating in the show. Starting with the best known names in the general public, we have Taika Waititi, widely celebrated for his direction of 'Thor: Ragnorak', and whom fans of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' hoped would replace James Gunn after his sudden dismissal from the third installment in said saga. In addition to Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard has also been confirmed as the director for eight of the episodes which will make up this series which is to be written and produced by Jon Favreau.

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Joining this luxurious lineup, and completing the list of lucky leaders in this new galactic adventure, we can also find Deborah Chow ('Jessica Jones') and Rick Famuyiwa ('Dope'). These filmmakers are joining the team alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, who will be executive producers with Favreau.

But the most important for fans of 'Star Wars: Rebels' is, without a doubt, that Dave Filioni will direct the first episode. About time! After his work on the storylines in the beloved animated part of the saga, the only right course of action was to give him the chance to expand his art to other areas of the galaxy. The ultimate goal is obviously one of the films in the main saga, but no project in the 'Star Wars' universe is small, and even less one which is going to be released on Disney's very own new streaming platform.

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Executive direction and production means that Filoni has a lot on his plate for a series which is almost a guaranteed success, And some of the best plots in George Lucas' universe have been the brainchild of this filmmaker.

Supporting Diversity

The announcement of Waititi and Dallas Howard's contract with 'Star Wars' is a breath of fresh air for those who always forget that the Lucasfilm company is made up of mostly women. Ever since Kennedy was given her seat at the head of the company, things have been slowly changing in favour of diversity. Perhaps not as fast as we may have liked, or as bold in the steps that it is taking, but the movement towards diversity is clear. At least with regards to 'The Mandalorian' director positions are not only being filled with only white men, thus opening the doors to a galaxy which is more and more rich in giving opportunity to talent from all areas.

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