Star Wars | The Mandalorian And Grogu movie announced

The Mandalorian And Grogu
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Based on the Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian And Grogu movie goes into production this year, with Jon Favreau directing.

Serving to underline just how crowd-pleasing Lucasfilm’s Disney+ series The Mandalorian has been, it’s been announced that a movie is on the way. Called The Mandalorian And Grogu, it’ll be directed by Jon Favreau, creator of the original series, and is scheduled to go into development in 2024.

The news comes direct from the official Star Wars website, which adds that the movie will be produced by Favreau, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy (no surprise there) and Dave Filoni, whose work in the Star Wars universe stretches back to The Clone Wars in the 2000s.

“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” Favreau enthused in a statement shared on “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”

Kennedy added, “Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have ushered into Star Wars two new and beloved characters, and this new story is a perfect fit for the big screen.”

The Mandalorian And Grogu isn’t the only Star Wars movie on the way – 2026 will, if all continues according to Lucasfilm’s plan, also see the release of a film directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and a second one whose maker hasn’t yet been revealed, though it’s known that James Mangold and Dave Filoni also have films in the works.

What’s significant about this one is that it actually has a title, and with its director and production date announced, seems to have a bit more of an air of confidence around it than those other projects. The Star Wars site even says that “The Mandalorian And Grogu will lead Lucasfilm’s ongoing feature-development slate,” which is quite a choice of words.

The third series of The Mandalorian first streamed in March last year; exactly how the upcoming film will fit into its timeline remains to be seen – though it’s interesting to note that rumours in December 2023 claiming that the fourth season of the series would be a film were indeed correct.

As for casting, it hasn’t been announced whether Pedro Pascal will again don the helmet as the title character, though it’s surely a case of Lucasfilm writing a big enough cheque there. Grogu’s management were unavailable for comment.

More news on this as we get it.

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