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Star Wars' The Mandalorian is ditching Disney+ for his own movie (and taking Grogu with him)

Creator Jon Favreau will direct the big screen debut of Din Djarin later this year

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This is the way… to box office success.

After three seasons as a Disney+ series, Din Djarin and his ward Grogu are headed for the movies, with Lucasfilm announcing a brand new movie project titled The Mandalorian and Grogu — yes, Grogu’s name is in the title this time around — that will continue the character’s adventures on the big screen.

The movie will be directed by The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, with Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Kathleen Kennedy producing, and go into production later this year. In a statement, Favreau said, “I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created. The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”

This movie is separate from the announced features being developed by directors Dave Filoni, James Mangold, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and suggests that, five years after the release of the last Star Wars feature — The Rise of Skywalker, which completed the Skywalker Saga — a galaxy far, far away is moving back into theaters in a big way.

The announcement didn't disclose an anticipated release date for the film, but noted production would begin in 2024. Lucasfilm has previously released three release dates for its movie plans - May 22, 2026; December 18, 2026; and December 17, 2027 - but with four movies on the schedule and three release dates, you can't automatically assume Mandalorian and Grogu would be one of these dates.

What this means for Star Wars’ Disney+ line-up is likely to be revealed in the coming months.


You can learn more about all of Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars projects right here.

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