Last month, Disney announced that the series The Mandalorian from Disney+ will have its own movie for theaters, titled The Mandalorian & Grogu.
And this week, Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, announced the release schedule for Star Warsrevealing that The Mandalorian & Grogu will premiere in 2026thus becoming the first film Star Wars of all those currently in development, to reach the big screen.
The film to be directed by Jon Favreau (who is extremely familiar with the characters, as he is the creator of the series The Mandalorian) will feature the return of Peter Pascal in a starring role as Din Djarin, a bounty hunter on the run to protect a young and adorable alien named Grogu, better known to fans as Baby Yoda.
The Serie The Mandalorian It has the green light for a fourth season, which will serve to lay the foundations for the feature film's plot.
This is the first movie in the universe Star Warsto be launched from the launch of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). The franchise Star Wars has been focusing primarily on the small screen, creating series like The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, Andorand the next one to be released Skeleton Crew. In April 2023, it was announced that Dave Filoni (creator of Ahsoka) will also direct another feature film from the universe, which will be connected to Favreau's film and the aforementioned series.
The other films currently announced by Disney are set in both the distant past and the near future: James Mangold's film focused on the dawn of the Jedi and the film Rey, which will have Daisy Ridley reprising her role as Rey, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy in direction.
In addition to directing the film, Favreau will be the executive producer with Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, and Dave Filoni, who, by the way, is already working on the second season of the one starring Rosario Dawson.
The three seasons of The Mandalorian They are available on Disney+.