Robert Rodriguez, who directed the return of Boba Fett in ‘The Mandalorian’ season 2, is overseeing the production of ‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ alongside Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. In an interview with Collider, Rodriguez said there was nothing he could say about the show but fans should get excited:
[I] can’t say anything about it at all right now, but it’s coming out in December… Wait until you see what’s coming. It’s going to blow your mind. That’s all I can say. I can talk it up all I want because I know it over-delivers. It way over-delivers. People are going to be so pumped when they see it.Robert Rodriguez/Collider
Rodriguez, who was a last minute replacement as a director on ‘The Mandalorian’, also talked about the style of visual effects used on the Star Wars show compared to the traditional green screens that he uses on his usually effects heavy film productions.
What’s different about [The] Volume is you still have to do the work of the visual effects. It’s just, am I going to do it before I shoot? Or am I going to do it after? On a TV series, you can pretty much figure out you’re going to need these certain things.
On a movie, I like green screen more. So I can punt what that thing’s going to look like until later. I can kind of start lining the foreground with the kids, eleven kids in the foreground. I can light that on a set and then really dial in the background later.
If I did that in the volume, I’d have to figure all that out in pre-production. That means that pushes your movie shoot date really far back. If you have little kids, those kids are going to be so old by the time you finish all your pre-production.
So it kind of depends on the movie and the show and the tool. Jon [Favreau] found the best way to use it for Mandalorian and now Boba Fett. I think that was a really great thing, but I don’t think it’s necessarily a tool that fits every project.Robert Rodriguez/Collider
‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ is set to debut on Disney+ this December.