The Mandalorian and Grogu: new Star Wars movie introduced

The Mandalorian and Grogu: new Star Wars movie introduced

Child Yoda, AKA Grogu, is about to make his debut on the large display screen in a brand new Star Wars film.

The director Jon Favreau has been tapped to tackle The Mandalorian and Grogu which can go into manufacturing later this yr. “I’ve beloved telling tales set within the wealthy world that George Lucas created,” Favreau stated in an announcement. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the large display screen is extraordinarily thrilling.”

Particulars of the plot stay beneath wraps however Kathleen Kennedy, the Lucasfilm president, referred to as the story “an ideal match for the large display screen”.

Since being launched in self-titled Disney+ collection, the Mandalorian, performed by Pedro Pascal, has turn into one of many extra common and critically acclaimed new characters within the Star Wars universe. It was nominated for finest drama collection on the Emmys with a fourth season on the best way.

In addition to creating the collection, Favreau has written and directed a number of episodes. He’s additionally identified for steering Iron Man and The Lion King.

The movie marks one among many Star Wars movies on the best way after a choice was made to focus extra on exploring the universe on the large fairly than small display screen. “You pull again not simply to focus, but in addition as a part of our price containment initiative,” the Disney CEO, Bob Iger, stated final yr. “Spending much less on what we make, and making much less.”

Daisy Ridley is about to return as Rey in a movie from Canadian-Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who will turn into the primary lady and first individual of shade to direct a Star Wars movie. “We’re in 2024 now, and it’s about time that we had a lady come ahead to form a narrative in a galaxy far, far-off,” she stated.

Different future movies are set to return from James Mangold, Donald Glover and Taika Waititi. “It’s gonna piss folks off,” Waititi has stated of his movie.

Lucasfilm has additionally introduced after which cancelled a spread of Star Wars initiatives lately together with movies from Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige and Surprise Lady director Patty Jenkins.

The final Star Wars movie was 2019’s Rise of the Skywalker which made $1bn worldwide however acquired middling evaluations.

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