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We now know the next Star Wars movie and its release date: Mandalorian & Grogu

The spin-off from the popular Disney+ show will be the first Star Wars movie in theaters since 2019

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The future of the galaxy far, far away is coming more info focus, with the news that Lucasfilm has announced the official release date for The Mandalorian & Grogu, the upcoming big-screen spin-off from the popular Disney+ show The Mandalorian — and it’s sooner than you might think.

The Mandalorian & Grogu will be released May 22, 2026, according to Disney. That’s one of three release dates attached to ‘Untitled Star Wars Movies’ already announced, which were previously believed to be attached to the three Star Wars movies announced at April 2023’s Star Wars Celebration Europe event, but now we know better — and have also learned, by inference, that those other two dates are arguably up for grabs, as well.

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After all, The Mandalorian & Grogu was only officially announced by Lucasfilm three months ago, yet will be the first new Star Wars movie to hit theaters in seven years by the time it arrives… meaning that the next two dates (December 18, 2026, and December 17, 2027, respectively) could also end up being attached to projects yet to be officially announced.

It’s currently unknown what impact the Mandalorian & Grogu — which will head into production at some point in 2024, according to Lucasfilm — will have on the announced but undated fourth season of The Mandalorian series; while fans are waiting, however, they can enjoy all manner of upcoming Star Wars on Disney+, both live-action and animated, with The Acolyte, Skeleton Crew, a second season of Andor, and more already on the way. Keep up to date with our list of upcoming Star Wars projects right here.

Get ready for everything coming up with our guide to upcoming Star Wars movies & TV shows, dive into the past with our Star Wars watch order, or debate on which was the best with our ranked list of the best (and worst) Star Wars movies.