It goes without saying that 2023 was a rough year for Disney and is in desperate need of a “new hope.” Perhaps it will come with the announcement of The Mandalorian & Grogu feature film helmed by Jon Favreau

When Baby Yoda Grogu first debuted back in 2019, the character took the world by storm. While still popular, I think it’s fair to say that interest in the character is nowhere near its heyday. The less than favorable third season of The Mandalorian definitely didn’t help much. Perhaps we’ll finally get the long sought answers about Grogu’s origin, specifically whether he is indeed the secret love child of Jedi masters Yoda and Yaddle. 

Let’s hope The Mandalorian & Grogu film will help turn things around.

Official press release below:

The Mandalorian and Grogu are embarking on a new adventure—to movie theaters. Directed by Jon Favreau, and produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni, this new chapter in the Mandalorian and Grogu’s journey will go into production in 2024.  

“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,” Favreau shared.  

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.” 

The Mandalorian & Grogu will lead Lucasfilm’s ongoing feature-development slate, which includes films helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold and Dave Filoni, who is also currently developing Ahsoka Season 2, among those in the works.

The Mandalorian & Grogu
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