In a surprising twist that probably everyone saw coming, Bryce Dallas Howard is returning to direct an episode of The Mandalorian‘s upcoming third season. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed what was first hinted at by Discussing Film’s Jacob Fisher back in January. Howard has become quite popular as someone to take on a film in the franchise after bringing some of the franchise’s best episodes to life. This makes her fourth episode, as she worked on the first two seasons with “Sanctuary” and “The Heiress.” Though she made quite the impact with her work on The Book of Boba Fett‘s “Return of the Mandalorian.”
It’s unclear if she may also be tackling an episode of the upcoming Ahsoka spinoff series, but THR can confirm that a “handful” of episodes will be tackled by director Dave Filoni, who made his mark on the franchise with his work on The Clone Wars. It’s unclear if it may also act more like an in-between season for Din Djarin’s story, who kind of took over Boba Fett’s after a few episodes.
Howard has become quite a popular choice to work on quite a few different projects, as she’s also Colin Trevorrow‘s pick to tackle a Jurassic World film. So, it’s clear that she has nothing to worry about in the future as she’s a fan pick for many to tackle some massive franchises. So, it’ll be exciting to see where her future will be and what other directing jobs she might be interested in taking.