Finally, Jon Favreau is making his Mandalorian movie

  • Disney is making a film based on The Mandalorian series and it will centre around Din Djarin and Grogu.
  • The film will be directed by producer Jon Favreau and produced by Dave Filoni.
  • “The Mandalorian and Grogu” will lead a new slate of Star Wars films Disney is hoping to release in the next few years.

The Mandalorian and Grogu is the name of an upcoming new movie from Disney, following the events of the series, and it will be the next big Star Wars film attraction, headlining the LucasFilm production slate moving forward, according to a post on the official Star Wars blog published Tuesday.

For lapsed fans (including some of us here at Hypertext), the first season of Disney’s The Mandalorian might be the best Star Wars media since Revenge of the Sith released in the faraway time of 2005. Even as quality has petered out somewhat over time.

Many online have since lamented that the series should have been a film as critics better received it than the latest sequel trilogy, which was bogged down by directors with dissenting ideas on the narrative and acute overproduction from Disney executives.

Instead, the show, created by Star Wars fanboy and favoured Disney director Jon Favreau, took Star Wars back to its roots and was highly successful for it. It has since seen three seasons, chart-topping ratings from Neilsen and 48 Emmy nominations – winning 14.

A movie based on the characters of The Mandalorian is seemingly a no-brainer for Disney, and producer Favreau is confirmed to sit as director for the film. It will be produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni, who is also one of the producers for the original series.

The film will centre around Din Djarin, the titular bounty hunter, played by Pedro Pascal in the series, and his ward the Jedi foundling Grogu. Pascal’s involvement has yet to be officially confirmed for the film.

“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” Favreau said in the blog post. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”

“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,” enthused Kennedy, who apart from producing the film, is also president of Lucasfilm.

The film is part of an upcoming set of new Star Wars movies from Disney, which will also continue its series production in the universe as well, including production of the second season of Ahsoka which has started development.


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