‘The Mandalorian And Grogu’: Jon Favreau Is Bringing Din Djarin And Baby Yoda To The Big Screen

This was inevitable, but now we know for certain that Din Djarin and his little green pal Grogu are headed to the big screen. Today, Lucasfilm announced that Jon Favreau will direct The Mandalorian and Grogu, which will go into production later this year.

At such a start date, we could see the movie arrive in 2025, likely as a replacement for The Mandalorian season 4 which has never actually been greenlit. Favreau will direct the movie, joined by Dave Filoni as a producer. The two have worked together a lot to establish the Star Wars universe in the post-Lucas era. It can be argued they’ve done more than anybody to flesh out the stories and build new characters.

While plot details remain unclear, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says the story is “a perfect fit for the big screen”. Expect Pedro Pascal to don the Mandalorian’s helmet once again. Who he’ll be joined by is another question. All of season three centered on a return to Mandalore and the revival of the Mandalorian culture. But the duo have crossed paths with characters from all across the Star Wars map, including Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, Bo-Katan Kryze, Cad Bane, and Ahsoka Tano, who made her live-action debut on the series.

Favreau created The Mandalorian, which became the killer must-watch series that drove early Disney+ subscribers. He’s been involved in the writing of every episode. It’s unclear where The Mandalorian and Grogu will fit in the overall timeline of events.

“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” Favreau said in a statement. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”

As for Filoni, Lucasfilm confirmed that he is gearing up for Ahsoka season two. Add this to his list of projects which includes a feature film reportedly set within the New Republic and tying together many of shows’ plot threads.

Lucasfilm also confirmed the upcoming Rey Skywalker movie with Daisy Ridley and directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. A movie tying into the Jedi origin is also in the works from James Mangold.

Open dates on the Lucasfilm calendar include an untitled Star Wars movie scheduled for May 22nd 2026. Another is set for Dec. 18th 2026, while a third is coming on Dec. 17th 2027. It’s unclear what these projects will be, but we do know that films are in the works from Taika Waititi, Shawn Levy, and Rian Johnson. They could be any or none of them.


Travis Hopson
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