May 4 (aka May the Fourth) came with many reasons to celebrate. On a day that’s become now synonymous with celebrating all things Star Wars, Robert Rodriguez took to Twitter to officially announce that he would be directing season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian.
The Mexican American director, who’s behind great films as Spy Kids, Machete, and Sin City, shared the news by posting a photo alongside one of today’s biggest stars…yes, Baby Yoda. “I am truly humbled to say I now have had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe,” he tweeted.
— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 5, 2020
Rodriguez will be joining returning actor Pedro Pascal and Rosario Dawson, who’s been tapped to play Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice, on season 2 of the live action series. According to Slash Film, who debuted the news, the “character was previously only seen in the Star Wars animated productions, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. This would be the character’s first appearance in live-action.”
Coincidentally, a fan shared his hope for Dawson to play such character back in 2017, to which she responded with, “Ummmm… yes please?!”
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) February 7, 2017