The work of Robert Rodriguez in The Mandalorian with the episode entitled The tragedy may have liked more or less liked. The director’s work has been criticized in relation to action scenes, the use of a digital camera without filters, and yes, the two goofs from the episode, the helicopter and the lamppost, which are already part of the myth of the “cowboy uncle “(what a gazapera season we are having).
However, for the director of Alita: Battle Angel , it has been a childhood dream come true. Speaking with Collider on the occasion of his next Netflix movie, We can be heroes , Rodríguez has spoken about his experience directing The Mandalorian 2×06 , especially the fact of being able to give minutes of action to his favorite character: Boba Fett .
Robert Rodriguez recalls how special the character played in The Mandalorian by Temuera Morrison was and what it meant to him in his appearances in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi . The possibility of directing the character in an episode made the filmmaker accept Lucasfilm’s replacement offer .
With a script of only 19 pages, Robert Rodríguez spoke with Jon Favreau about the short duration of the episode. To give you an idea, hopefully a page of script will last for about a minute of footage, although it is generally somewhat less.
Favreau told him that he could add content to the script to make it longer, so Robert Rodríguez added quite a bit of action to the chapter, something that we have been able to notice in the execution and in the way the action (or repetitive) scenes occur in the chapter.