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A new ‘Star Wars’ movie is coming to theaters: ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’

Jan 9, 2024, 2:35 PM

This image released by Disney+ shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from “The Mandalorian.” Jon Favrea...

This image released by Disney+ shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from “The Mandalorian.” Jon Favreau is set to direct the film “The Mandalorian & Grogu” which will go into production this year, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Tuesday. (Disney+ via AP)

(Disney+ via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby Yoda is going to make his big screen debut. Jon Favreau is set to direct “The Mandalorian & Grogu” which will go into production this year, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Tuesday.

Though no release date was announced, it was welcome news to “Star Wars” fans who haven’t had a new film since 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker.”

“The Mandalorian & Grogu” will be a continuation of the popular Disney+ series, though no details were give about actors. Pedro Pascal has played the masked bounty hunter for three seasons on the small screen. Dave Filoni will produce the new movie alongside Favreau and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

“I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created,” Favreau said in a statement. “The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.”

Kennedy 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.”

There are several other “Star Wars” features in development as well from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold and Filoni, who is also developing the second season of “Ahsoka.”

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A new ‘Star Wars’ movie is coming to theaters: ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’