Rian Johnson has been doing the promo tour for his movie Knives Out which is now an theaters and had a very solid opening weekend that earned back its nearly twice its budget in its first weekend.
During his interviews he was asked about the new Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian which is seeing a lot of love from fans right now. When asked if he would ever consider directing an episode of the show he said this:
“Hell yeah! Man, if I had the time, I would get in there in a heartbeat. I had a set visit for season 1 and it looked amazing. It looked like so much fun!”
That obviously doesn’t mean that Johnson will ever actually get involved with the show. I’m sure if he was announced as a director for a season 2 episode it would be greeted by mixed reviews from fans, much like his movie. Although people should remember that Johnson was behind one of the biggest episodes of TV ever with Ozzymandias, one of the peak episodes of Breaking Bad in the final season.
I think post production on season 2 is already underway, so episodes of the show many already have their directors, we just haven’t heard an announcement yet. Although Johnson’s comments may result in Jon Favreau reaching out.