Lucasfilm has announced that Din Djarin and Grogu will be heading to the big screen in their very own movie, titled ‘The Mandalorian and Grogu.’
Jon Favreau will direct, and the film will be produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni.
The film also has a planned production start of 2024.
In a statement published on StarWars.com, Favreau said “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.”
Favreau created ‘The Mandalorian’ back in 2019 for Disney+, and its three seasons are popular fans.
It also introduced the character of Grogu, a younger member of Jedi Master Yoda’s species.
The success of ‘The Mandalorian’ has spawned spin-off shows that all occupy the same post-’Return of the Jedi’ time period, including ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ and ‘Ahsoka.’
It’s unclear if the film will replace the fourth season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ Favreau said back in 2023 that he had already written the next season, and it was waiting to go into production.
Lucasfilm expanded their ‘Star Wars’ film slate at Star Wars Celebrations Europe 2023, and announced a film from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy focusing on Daisy Ridley’s Rey rebuilding the Jedi Order, a film from James Mangold exploring the origins of the Jedi, and a film from Dave Filoni focusing on the war between the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant.
This follows several failed attempts to restart ‘Star Wars’ films after the conclusion of ‘The Skywalker’ in 2019, including a planned feature by ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins called ‘Rogue Squadron,’ a film from President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, and a film from ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ exploring the first Jedi.
No release date for ‘The Mandalorian and Grogu’ was announced.