Lucasfilm announces ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ feature to start production this year

Source: Walt Disney Studios

The Mandalorian concept art

Lucasfilm said on Tuesday Jon Favreau will commence production this year on The Mandalorian & Grogu, marking the first feature from the Star Wars universe since 2019.

The announcement, which first appeared on Starwars.com, appears to be at the vanguard of Lucasfilm’s film plans and will bring a new hope to fans of the Star Wars universe after a long gap in feature production since Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

Favreau, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni are producing the film, which stems from the popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian that launched on Disney+ in 2019 and introduced the world to Grogu AKA Baby Yoda.

The fast-tracking of The Mandalorian & Grogu suggests Daisy Ridley’s return as Rey in a new feature to be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, initially announced at Star Wars Celebration in London last spring, will not be the next film in the Star Wars canon.

The Lucasfilm development slate includes films by James Mangold and Filoni, who is also developing the second season of Ahsoka. Disney’s release calendar has Untitled Star Wars currently set for May 22, 2026.

“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” said Favreau. “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.”

Originally published at https://www.screendaily.com/news/lucasfilm-announces-the-mandalorian-and-grogu-feature-to-start-production-this-year/5189282.article

Latest

UK’s Bectu calls for “urgent” government summit to address freelancer crisis

Source: BectuPhilippa Childs UK creative industries union Bectu has called...

EARTHDAY 365 LANDS ON PLUTO TV

K2 Studios and Pamela Anderson Unveil New Channel Showcasing...

MARIEL HEMINGWAY TO HOST DOCUMENTARY SERIES THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE OM

New Series Explores Consciousness, Mindfulness, Awareness, Energy and Spirituality Source:...

‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ bringing record qualified spend under California tax credit programme

Source: Walt Disney StudiosThe Mandalorian concept art Lucasfilm’s upcoming The...
spot_imgspot_img

Don't miss

UK’s Bectu calls for “urgent” government summit to address freelancer crisis

Source: BectuPhilippa Childs UK creative industries union Bectu has called...

EARTHDAY 365 LANDS ON PLUTO TV

K2 Studios and Pamela Anderson Unveil New Channel Showcasing...

MARIEL HEMINGWAY TO HOST DOCUMENTARY SERIES THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE OM

New Series Explores Consciousness, Mindfulness, Awareness, Energy and Spirituality Source:...

‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ bringing record qualified spend under California tax credit programme

Source: Walt Disney StudiosThe Mandalorian concept art Lucasfilm’s upcoming The...

UK’s Bectu calls for “urgent” government summit to address freelancer crisis

Source: BectuPhilippa Childs UK creative industries union Bectu has called for the government to summon an urgent industry summit to address a “crisis” among film...

EARTHDAY 365 LANDS ON PLUTO TV

K2 Studios and Pamela Anderson Unveil New Channel Showcasing Premier IMAX / Giant Screen Theater Documentaries Alongside TV Series and Specials From Top Producers...

MARIEL HEMINGWAY TO HOST DOCUMENTARY SERIES THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE OM

New Series Explores Consciousness, Mindfulness, Awareness, Energy and Spirituality Source: LightBox Media  MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariel Hemingway, health and wellness expert, mind,...