The Mandalorian will star on the big screen, directed by Jon Favreau

The eagerly awaited announcement is finally here—The Mandalorian and his endearing green companion are making their way to the silver screen. Titled appropriately as “The Mandalorian & Grogu,” the movie will be spearheaded by Jon Favreau, the creative force behind the Disney+ streaming TV show.

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Speculation has been rife among fans about the absence of news regarding a new season of The Mandalorian, and it appears the film’s production is the reason behind the silence. Scheduled to commence production this year, the film’s timeline coincides with the period during which a new season of the TV show would typically be in the works. Joining Favreau in the production are franchise stalwarts Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni. While a plot synopsis is yet to be revealed, Kennedy assures fans that the “new story is a perfect fit for the big screen.”

Director Jon Favreau not only brought The Mandalorian TV show to life but kickstarted the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe with his directorial debut, Iron Man. His directorial portfolio includes notable films like Elf, Swingers, and live-action remakes of The Lion King and The Jungle Book.

Disney has kept details about the film’s timeline under wraps, leaving fans to speculate about its placement in the narrative. However, it is reasonable to assume that the storyline will pick up directly after the events of both The Mandalorian season 3 and the inaugural season of Ahsoka. This opens the door for Mando and his irresistibly cute charge to potentially engage with Grand Admiral Thrawn’s endeavors to resurrect the empire.

In a remarkably short span, the Star Wars cinematic landscape has transformed from uncertainty about future movies to a plethora of exciting projects. “The Mandalorian & Grogu” is poised to pave the way for Dave Filoni’s unnamed crossover movie, featuring characters from ‘The Mandoverse,’ including Ahsoka, Boba Fett, Ezra Bridger, CGI Luke Skywalker, and more.

Beyond this, upcoming Star Wars movies include one chronicling Rey’s further adventures, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and a film exploring the origins of the Jedi and Sith under the direction of James Mangold. On the TV front, Ahsoka has been greenlit for a second season. Prior to that, audiences can anticipate the Jude Law-led Skeleton Crew and a series set centuries before the Skywalker Saga titled “The Acolyte.” Additionally, Star Wars: The Bad Batch is set to receive a third and final season.