The Mandalorian Season 2 Won't Be Delayed Due To Coronavirus, Says Disney Boss
Disney boss Bob Chapek has confirmed there will be no delay to season two of Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian as a result of the coronavirus, confirming it is all on track for its October release.
The CEO of Disney's output told fans that the timing of many productions remains unaffected by the pandemic.
Although other productions have been delayed across the film industry, with filming stopped almost across the board, Chapek explained why certain things remain unaffected when asked about when Disney will be affected.
In an interview with CNBC, he said: "We have a certain amount of inventory, particularly for Disney+, that is still fuelling the machine.
"It's important to know though that pre-production - sort of the development phase - can still happen during these times of lockdown, if you will. And post-production can still happen - so it's only films that are mid-stream, right in the middle of production. Take for example The Mandalorian.
"The Mandalorian was shot before Covid really hit, and so we've been in post-production and there'll be no delay on Mandalorian.
"Same thing with Black Widow which is coming out in November."
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And if that's whet your appetite for more Mandalorian deets, Boba Fett will be returning to the Star Wars galaxy in season two of the hit series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The publication reports that the bounty hunter - who first appeared on the big screen in 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - will be played by Temuera Morrison, who played his dad Jango Fett in 2002's Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
How big a role he will play remains to be seen, with the second series due to drop on Disney+ in October.
In March, Gina Carano confirmed that the season had finished filming. The 38-year-old shared an on-set snap on Instagram, declaring the sophomore season was ready to hit the editing room.
The Fast & Furious 6 star, who plays Cara Dune in the sci-fi spin-off show, posted a black and white photo with the caption: "That's a wrap on season 2... I absolutely love this work and the people in it."
The first season proved a huge hit with fans and critics alike, with the show widely praised for its storytelling and the way it seamlessly slotted into the Star Wars universe.
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