Star Wars gears up for its latest project with The Mandalorian & Grogu. The news was first announced through the official Star Wars website. Directed by Jon Favreau, the newest chapter in these character’s journey begins production in 2024. The news of the film comes off of the success of The Mandalorian series on Disney+, which began streaming in November 2019. With three seasons under its belt, Lucasfilm has decided to add this story to its feature-development slate.
Lucasfilm has had a busy past few years in television with near-constant productions. Everything from Andor to Ahsoka, to The Bad Batch and Star Wars Visions has worked to expand the franchise’s legacy continually. With the popularity of The Mandalorian — specifically the wholesome dynamic between the titular character and Grogu — it’s unsurprising that Lucasfilm would seek to further capitalize on it.
In a statement from Favreau, who will also be a producer on the film, he shared:
“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.”
Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, 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.”
Kennedy and Dave Filoni will also be acting as producers in this new chapter.
The Mandalorian & Grogu will lead Lucasfilm’s ongoing feature-development slate, which includes films helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold and Dave Filoni. Filoni is also currently developing Ahsoka Season 2, among those in the works.
It has yet to be announced which original cast members will reprise their roles in the upcoming film.