Creator Jon Favreau is set to direct movie “The Mandalorian and Grogu,” which IndieWire can confirm will go into production in 2024. “The Mandalorian” series follows a helmet-wearing bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal) who starts the show on the run to protect the child, Grogu, as Baby Yoda is formally called.
No casting for the film has been announced yet.
“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” Favreau said in a press statement. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen 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.”
Director Favreau, Kennedy, and Filoni will produce “The Mandalorian and Grogu.” The newly-announced film joins upcoming “Star Wars” installments helmed by Filoni, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and James Mangold. Obaid-Chinoy will be the first female filmmaker to direct a “Star Wars” movie with the upcoming sequel to “The Rise of Skywalker” marking actress Daisy Ridley’s return to character Rey.
“Ahsoka” showrunner Filoni was named Lucasfilm’s Chief Creative Officer in November 2023.
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