"The Mandalorian" premieres on Disney Plus on Nov. 12.” />
After trying to sculpt the narrative on set Lucas advised her father to let storyboard artist David Lowery, "take a crack at it." Howard shared a story from the set of the 1988 film "Willow," another film directed by her father and written and produced by Lucas.
"After 'Jurassic' I stayed and shadowed my dad on 'Solo,'" Howard revealed, there she learned a couple different things,  "What he just kept saying again and again and again… 'This is just the most incredible sandbox that you will ever get the opportunity to play in.'" The other big takeaway came directly from Lucas himself on the importance of collaboration to the 'Star Wars' universe.
"The Mandalorian" creator Jon Favreau touched on the series at Variety's Entertainment & Technology summit on Thursday, saying the "gritty" show would follow the "intimate, character-driven" original film trilogy. Dallas Howard echoed those thoughts, saying that viewers will be able to relate to Pascal's leading man.
"That really is the essence of collaboration and the power of collaboration," Howard said. "The people are just all in, give everything, own it, own the process themselves, and then are like, 'Your turn.' It is so exhilarating and grounding and it doesn't ever get about the ego, because it's all about 'Star Wars,' which it needs to be."
Bryce Dallas Howard got some expert advice before directing an episode of "The Mandalorian," straight from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and her father, director Ron Howard, who helmed "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
Fortunately for Howard, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" was shooting on the same studio as "Solo."
Howard, who was in the Variety Studio at the Toronto International Film Festival for her upcoming documentary "Dads," took a minute to discuss her next directing gig on the Disney Plus "Star Wars" series.
Things are very character-driven. "We're going to connect with the character. I come from the background of being an actor and understanding not just making leaps because it says something on the page, but really being like, 'Okay, the emotional logic is really adding up here and really paying off,'" she told Variety.
The series stars Pedro Pascal as an unnamed Mandalorian bounty hunter with questionable morals. Howard joins the group of directors tackling the first live-action "Star Wars" series. The remaining episodes of the show will be directed by Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni.

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Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, “Dope’s” Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow will direct additional episodes. Disney previously announced that Dave Filoni, who has worked on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels,” will direct the first episode of the series. Favreau is also executive producing the show, along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.
Nolte is an acting veteran who has been nominated for three Academy Awards throughout his career, most recently in the best supporting actor category for "Warrior" in 2012. His other notable film roles include "The Prince of Tides," "48 Hours," and "Cape Fear" among many others.
In addition to "The Mandalorian," Disney is also prepping a Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna, reprising his role from "Rogue One."
This is also not Nolte's first brush with the "Star Wars" universe. The actor has previously spoken about the fact he was on a short list of actors considered to play Han Solo before Harrison Ford was cast in the iconic role.
It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Like the other previously announced cast members, the exact details of Nolte's character are being kept under wraps. The series, which will air on the streaming service Disney+, will also star Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. Jon Favreau penned the series, which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.
Nick Nolte has joined the cast of the upcoming "Star Wars" streaming series "The Mandalorian, " Variety has confirmed with sources.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Nolte's casting.” />
Disney declined to comment.
In recent years, he starred in the Epix series "Graves," and appeared in the HBO drama "Luck." He also starred in the 2014 Fox miniseries "Gracepoint." Though Nolte worked in television early in his acting career, he has primarily worked in film.