Highlights: 

  • Jon Favreau will direct and produce a new Star Wars flick for Lucasfilm. 
  • The feature from The Mandalorian creator will be titled The Mandalorian & Grogu. 
  • Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni will produce the film, which is slated to go into production sometime this year. 

This Is the Way 

As reported by StarWars.com, the esteemed filmmaker Jon Favreau, responsible for crafting some of the most popular series in the Star Wars franchise, will be at the helm for a Star Wars flick. Titled The Mandalorian & Grogu, the film will see our fave Mando and his green son venture onto the big screen for a new adventure. Production is slated to begin sometime in 2024, with Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni also attached to produce. 

Favreau had this to say regarding his involvement in The Mandalorian & Grogu

“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.”

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Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, chimed in with her excitement about the upcoming project: 

“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.” 

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

The Mandalorian wrapped its third season in April of 2023. The Season 3 finale saw Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) officially adopting Grogu (now Din Grogu) so the latter could be his apprentice. This occurs after he and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) seemingly defeat Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). Bo-Katan remains on Mandalore as its new ruler. At the same time, Din and Grogu retreat to a cabin on the outskirts of Nevarro, which was previously offered to the nomadic Mandalorian by High Magistrate Greef Karga (Carl Weathers). 

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According to DeadlineThe Mandalorian Season 4 is in development. There’s undoubtedly plenty worth exploring in a fourth season. As of writing, plot details for The Mandalorian & Grogu are under lock and key. 

Another intriguing detail from today’s news was concealed at the bottom of the StarWars.com press release. Filoni is currently developing season 2 of Ahsoka, which aired last fall. It might be only a matter of time before we get the official greenlight. 

What are your thoughts on Favreau directing and producing The Mandalorian & Grogu? Sound off in the comments below, and check out the concept art for the flick before you go. 

Concept art for the new Star Wars film The Mandalorian & Grogu, featuring Din Djarin flying away from a falling ship that's on fire while holding Grogu.

THE MANDALORIAN & GROGU concept art. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm.

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