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News movies & tv series 10 June 2020, 20:41

author: Bart Woldanski

The Mandalorian With Action Scenes Like in John Wick

Work on the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian is progressing smoothly and the new season will air as planned. There's something to look forward to, as Sam Hargrave, the show's second director known from such films as John Wick and Extraction, worked on the action scenes.

The main character of the second season will still be played by Pedro Pascal.

A few days ago, Jon Favreau, the creator of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, reassured fans that the premiere of the second season was not threatened by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, we are getting new information about theanticipated series. This time interesting news was brought by Collider, which interviewed Sam Hargrave, director of Extraction with Chris Hemsworth in the main role. We learned that he was working on action scenes in the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian to take them to the next level.

Sam Hargrave from stunt company 87Eleven is a guarantee of quality. We could see the effects of his work in such movies as John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 or the latest Avengers. He worked on them both as a stunt performer and second director. He also took the latter function in the production of the second season of The Mandalorian, and Disney came to him with a proposal to bring a new perspective to the series and add extra oomph to the action scenes. Hargrave's experience speaks for itself.

In the second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian we should expect much better action scenes.

Although the director of Extraction wasn't present during the editing of the upcoming season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, he is confident about what he and the stuntmen achieved together with Bryan Watson's team, who was responsible for the first season. Hargrave himself did not fail to praise the technology and plot threads, adding how important it is in his line of work to remain faithful to the title character and his behavior. It was, therefore, crucial that the action scenes match Mandalorian's character. He described his contribution as second director as follows:

"You know, it was just to bring a little extra perspective, add a few things, things I’ve learned while working on superhero movies, little tricks which make the performances easier and using visual effects to enhance certain things. Just bringing a little bit of experience and knowledge to where we could take it to another level and up the ante. The next season is really, really cool. The way the story arcs is really cool. So we tried to have the action represent that and take it to the next level. I think we did that.”

The second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will debut on Disney+ in October, this year. It has also been confirmed that the third season will be produced, already being in pre-production.