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This Star Wars Movie Director Wants To Helm An Episode Of The Mandalorian

This Star Wars film director is ready to step back behind the camera in a galaxy far, far away... if his schedule will allow.

According to a culture writer's recent Twitter thread, Rian Johnson, who directed 2017's controversial installment The Last Jedi, would happily return to the director's chair to helm an episode of The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau's hugely successful Star Wars series for Disney+. However, it might not be possible, mostly due to Johnson's busy schedule.

After taking over from J.J. Abrams after 2015's The Force Awakens to helm the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Johnson made waves when he made huge changes to the narrative and took big chances... all of which were ultimately canceled out when Abrams returned to the trilogy for 2019's The Rise of Skywalker and revised Johnson's tweaks. In the aftermath, Johnson was inspired to make his hugely successful whodunit Knives Out — which just scored a huge deal at Netflix for its two sequels, which Johnson will helm — and has done just fine, but clearly, he wants to return to the Star Wars universe. Here's what Rian Johnson had to say about his desire to direct an episode of The Mandalorian.

Rian Johnson would love to get involved with The Mandalorian

As writer Sariah Wilson tweeted about Johnson in a thread, "I asked Rian if he'd ever consider doing an episode of The Mandalorian. He said he was dying to, but that for him it's all about scheduling. He's been writing KO2 and now he's going to go directly into filming it. So it would be a matter of finding time to break away and do it."

To make matters even more exciting, Johnson has made some progress on working with The Mandalorian. "He said he has spoken to Dave Filoni about it," Johnson revealed. "He had gone and visited the set during Season 1. He said it was so cool and I told him I was very jealous. He had seen 'Baby Yoda' months before the reveal."

Johnson also told Wilson what it was like on The Mandalorian's set: "He said it was fascinating seeing the way that they're shooting the show. He asked if I'd seen BTS stuff (of course I have). He said when he was standing there in that space and they did the thing where they moved the camera and the perspective on the screen shifted he said he almost fell over. You get vertigo. That it's almost like virtual reality. That it's fascinating and feels so real when you're standing there. It's really interesting to see how it translates onscreen."

Of course, with Knives Out 2 and 3 on the way, it might not be possible for Johnson to handle an episode of The Mandalorian, but fans of this writer-director can hold out hope... especially because he genuinely wants to return to work on Star Wars.

Until we find out whether or not Johnson will return to Star Wars, you can watch the first two seasons of The Mandalorian on Disney+ now, and Johnson's film, Knives Out, is available to stream on Amazon Video.