Disney announces ‘The Mandalorian and Grogu’ Movie

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a new Star Wars movie featuring Din Djarin and Grogu, titled, The Mandalorian and Grogu. It will be directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni. There’s no plot information nor is there any word on whether or not this will take the place of or serve as a bridge to the already-written Season 4.

We also don’t have any casting information yet, so really, any of the New Republic era characters from The MandalorianThe Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka could show up. Skeleton Crew, a new Disney+ series starring Jude Law that will be out this year is also set during during the New Republic era, so we could also see some crossover there. I hope the movie is more of a standalone Din/Grogu adventure story a la Season 1, but we’ll see.

The Mandalorian and Grogu joins three other new Star Wars films that were announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe back in April 2023. Those films include a Filoni-directed one that will take place during the New Republic era and close out the stories from The Mandalorian universe, Dawn of the Jedi, directed by James ​​Mangold, and an untitled film directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy centered around Daisy Ridley’s Rey. There’s no word on when any of these movies will be released but the Disney release calendar currently has untitled Star Wars projects scheduled for May 27, 2026, December 18, 2026, and December 17, 2027.

Disney also recently officially renewed Ahsoka for a second season. In addition to Skeleton Crew, the show The Acolyte, starring Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games, The Hate U Give) will also drop on Disney+ in 2024. The Acolyte is set during the New Republic era, which takes place approximately 250-50 years before the Star Wars prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars takes place.