Lucas Film announces ‘Star Wars’ movie to begin production this year

Direcded by Jon Favreau, and produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni, Theywill 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 Lucasílm’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.”

The film, titled “The Mandalorian & Grogu,” will begin production in 2024, and will be directed by “The Mandalorian” creator, writer, and executive producer Jon Favreau. Favreau will produce alongside Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm’s executive vice president and chief creative officer.

“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,” added Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

Last year, Lucasfilm announced forthcoming “Star Wars” projects that would bring the franchise back to the big screen, including one from filmmaker James Mangold, who recently helmed “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” one from Filoni himself, and one from Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, this one following Rey (Daisy Ridley).

TheMandalorian& Grogu appears to be the írst ílm to have its debut debut in the upcoming Star Wars slate.


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