By Zach Johnson
Breaking news from a galaxy far, far away...
Lucasfilm just announced that the Mandalorian and Grogu—stars of the hit Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian—are embarking on a new adventure by heading to the big screen. Directed by Disney Legend Jon Favreau, and produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni, this new chapter in the Mandalorian and Grogu's journey will go into production in 2024.
"I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that [Disney Legend] George Lucas created," Favreau said. "The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting."
Kennedy 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."
The new film will lead Lucasfilm's ongoing feature-development slate including projects helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold, and Filoni, among others in the works. Filoni is also currently developing the second season of the popular Disney+ series, Ahsoka.