‘The Mandalorian’ Season 4 Is Uncertain With ‘Grogu’ Movie Announcement

The reveal of a new Star Wars movie, The Mandalorian and Grogu, has sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood. It also opened up a lot of questions about the future of The Mandalorian and other Lucasfilm projects. So what happens to season four? Will this cause a delay in the upcoming Rey Skywalker movie? And what about Dave Filoni’s film, as well as other shows he works on such as Ahsoka season two?

According to THR’s Heatvision blog, Jon Favreau, who will direct and co-write The Mandalorian and Grogu, had already finished the scripts for The Mandalorian‘s fourth season. We sorta already knew that since Favreau began early, but now we know Lucasfilm reevaluated and decided on a movie instead. That makes sense as the focus for Disney has been to make more movies again. But what happens to season four? Will the idea for that wind up on the big screen? It’s unclear if it’ll happen at all. If the film is a huge hit then sequels are more likely to be the way of the future.

Filoni will be co-writing the Grogu script along with Favreau, and it seems there’ll be an impact on what he has coming up. His movie, which was to tie together the various storylines from all of his shows, is still happening but it won’t be until after Ahsoka‘s second season, which likely won’t happen until 2025 or later. So it could be as far as 2027 before we see Filoni’s movie.

What we do know for sure is that The Mandalorian and Grogu is next, and likely to arrive in the May 2026 slot that Lucasfilm has open. That could be followed later in the year by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Rey Skywalker Movie, in the open December date. After that, there’s an open December 2027 spot that could go to Filoni, or possibly James Mangold’s Old Republic movie, assuming his Bob Dylan biopic is finished fast enough.

Travis Hopson
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