It’s almost hilarious to think about the state that Star Wars was in at the end of the sequel trilogy. The only hope was an unknown property called “The Mandalorian” to save the franchise, and that series would come to the untested Disney+ platform. Fortunately for all, the show was excellent and started a ripple effect that continues through 2024 as FOUR Star Wars series will debut on the platform before the year’s end. But as for the film side of things, the news has been light…until now. The official Star Wars website has announced The Mandalorian & Grogu.
There’s a lot to unpack from that statement alone, as this will be the big screen debut for both characters, and it’s not hard to see why Lucasfilm and Disney are hoping this will revitalize love for the Star Wars film franchise. But, as many fans know, it’s not just about the characters who make a movie successful; it’s about who’s making it. The good news is that the man behind the first couple of seasons, Jon Favreau, is back to direct the movie:
“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” said Favreau. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”
He won’t be alone in making the film as Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni will help produce it. While no plot details have been given for The Mandalorian & Grogu, it was confirmed to go into production sometime in 2024.