Lucasfilm announces 'Star Wars' movie to begin production this year

Jon Favreau will direct what appears to be first of Stars Wars' upcoming feature slate

By Gabriella Geisinger 10 Jan 2024

Lucasfilm announces 'Star Wars' movie to begin production this year
The Mandalorian and Grogu; Cr: Lucasfilm

Directed by Jon Favreau, and produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian & Grogu will go into production in 2024.

The Mandalorian debuted on Disney+ in 2019, starring Pedro Pascal as the solitary bounty hunter who unwillingly becomes the guardian of Grogu, a mysterious creature with even more mysterious powers.

Season four of the TV series is currently in development.

In the statement published on Lucasfilm's website, 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.”

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, 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."

Whether Pascal will reprise his role for the film remains unconfirmed, as do all plot details.

Also in development for the Star Wars slate are films by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Indiana Jones' James Mangold, and Filoni. Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in Obaid-Chinoy's feature, which takes place after the events of 2019's The Rise of Skywalker.

The Mandalorian & Grogu appears to be the first film to have its debut debut in the upcoming Star Wars slate.

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