“The Mandalorian & Grogu,” directed by Jon Favreau, is the upcoming film from “Star Wars”

“The Mandalorian & Grogu” is the next “Star Wars” film directed by Jon Favreau. Later this year, production will begin.

Favreau is the creator of the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian,” which centers on Pedro Pascal’s character, a helmet-wearing bounty hunter who goes on the run to save Grogu, a tiny extraterrestrial known to fans as Baby Yoda. The future movie’s place in the live-action series’ history is unknown; it has three seasons that have been aired and a fourth is already in production.

In a statement, Favreau stated, “I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created.” “It’s very exciting to think about bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen.”

The first “Star Wars” film in development (with momentum, anyway) since 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which brought the original nine-chapter story to a spectacular finale with a $1 billion global box office haul, is “The Mandalorian & Grogu.” The space opera series’ upcoming episodes, which were supposed to be directed by Patty Jenkins and produced by Kevin Feige of “Marvel,” never materialized. Since then, “Star Wars” has debuted “The Book of Boba Fett” and “Ahsoka,” two other live-action TV series set in the “Mando” universe, in addition to the forthcoming “Skeleton Crew.”

Along with Dave Filoni, the creator of “Ahsoka,” and Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, Favreau will produce “The Mandalorian & Grogu.” In addition to providing direction for the forthcoming movie, Filoni will be working on the second season of Rosario Dawson’s show “Ahsoka.”

Kennedy stated, “Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have brought two new and lovable characters to Star Wars, and this new story is a perfect fit for the big screen.”

The future feature-length development slate from Lucasfilm, which will include three distinct “Star Wars” films helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold, and Filoni, will be headed by “The Mandalorian & Grogu.”

Disney’s release schedule is subject to change, but an untitled “Star Wars” film is slated for May 22, 2026. A third “Star Wars” film is scheduled to debut on December 17, 2027, and a separate film based in a galaxy far, far away is scheduled for December 18, 2026. Disney has not made any of the films’ specifics clear.

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