It’s official, “The Mandalorian” is coming to movie theaters.
Lucasfilm has officially announced “The Mandalorian & Grogu,” a new film to be directed by “The Mandalorian” series creator Jon Favreau.
Shooting on the project is expected to begin later this year with the title set to be the first film since 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” to go into production.
The in-development ‘New Jedi Order’ movie starring Daisy Ridley was originally tipped to be the take that honor, but it now appears it will come after this.
Favreau, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, and Lucasfilm chief creative officer Dave Filoni will all produce the feature. Favreau and Kennedy say in a statement:
Favreau: “I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created. The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”
Kennedy: “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.”
At last report a fourth season of the series has been written so it’s unclear if that has been retooled into this film or if it will eventually go ahead potentially after.
“The Mandalorian” launched in November 2019 as the flagship series for Disney+ with Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) becoming a pop culture phenomenon. Pedro Pascal leads the series as Din Djarin/The Mandalorian.