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Extraction Director Sam Hargrave Helped Improve The Action In The Mandalorian Season 2

Extraction Director Sam Hargrave Helped Improve The Action In The Mandalorian Season 2

The production team behind The Mandalorian brought in the director of Netflix hit Extraction to help bring more action to season two.

Sam Hargrave says he hadn't even finished work on his Chris Hemsworth flick when he got the call to help Disney give the series a bit more kick.

Speaking to Collider, the director said he was excited to get involved and 'take on the challenge'.

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He said: "They actually came to me. It's crazy. I was in the middle of post[-production on Extraction] and I'm editing my movie and I got a call from my buddy Colin Wilson, one of the line producers, who said, 'Jon [Favreau] and the people over here are looking for someone to bring into the team or add to the family who has experience with action'.

"The team that was there did a great job in the first season and it was just all fun. But they wanted to build on that and bring a new perspective and take it to another level for the next season. So, I was like, 'That sounds like a fun challenge."

Sam Hargrave was brought in to help with The action scenes in season two of The Mandalorian. Credit: PA
Sam Hargrave was brought in to help with The action scenes in season two of The Mandalorian. Credit: PA

If you haven't seen Extraction yet, one thing you can be certain of is that it will definitely pack a punch.

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Fans of the series, however, will be pleased to know that despite the coronavirus pandemic and studios having to shut down, Favreau has insisted there will be no delay in the release of season two.

During a virtual panel for the ATX Television Festival, moderated by Vanity Fair's Anthony Breznican, Favreau said: "We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lockdown.

Season two will not be delayed, Jon Favreau has assured fans. Credit: Disney
Season two will not be delayed, Jon Favreau has assured fans. Credit: Disney

"Thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and post production remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us."

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For those of you who don't know, The Mandalorian stars Game of Thrones alumni Pedro Pascal as the mysterious bounty hunter known simply as 'Mando', along with the legendary Carl Weathers as Greef Karga and Werner Herzog as The Client. Hollywood heavyweight Nick Nolte and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi also lend their voices to Kuiil and IG-11, respectively.

It wasn't long after season one premiered that it's follow-up was confirmed, with news dropping earlier this year that the second series would be dropping in October.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Disney, TV and Film, The Mandalorian, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]