With The Lion King arriving next week and The Mandalorian set to debut on Disney+ later this year, Jon Favreau is having one heck of a year – and that's before we even get to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which finally gave us an enjoyable version of Happy Hogan. You might assume Favreau is ready to take a break, or move on to something smaller at the very least, but it doesn't appear that he'll be leaving ye olde Mouse House anytime soon. During an interview with Collider, Favreau revealed that he's already writing the second season of The Mandalorian, the upcoming Star Wars spinoff series which takes place after the events of The Return of the Jedi and – more importantly – co-stars Werner Herzog. Although Favreau didn't mention Uncle Werner during his chat, he did seem quite thrilled with his current position: "I keep getting pulled deeper into the orbit of Disney, but fortunately the stuff that Disney’s working on is the stuff that I love."
Favreau also revealed that, in addition to writing the second season, they've already begun pre-production on The Mandalorian, which employs a VFX approach similar to that of The Lion King. "Because we’re doing live-action production," he explains, "we’re using the Epic game engine and using that to do real-time in-camera visual effects." Favreau went on to offer a more detailed description of the process, which you can read over at Collider.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte, Gina Carano, and Werner Herzog, and will premiere with the launch of Disney+ later this year.