Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian & Grogu”: Insider Details on Writing, Future Plans, and Potential Movie Sequels

LOS ANGELES – Lucasfilm’s latest announcement of a new Star Wars movie, “The Mandalorian & Grogu,” has created both excitement and confusion among fans. This news comes after three upcoming titles were revealed during Star Wars Celebration last April.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm had originally planned to proceed with the fourth season of “The Mandalorian.” However, due to last year’s WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, production came to a halt, causing the studio to reconsider their priorities. As a result, the decision was made to prioritize the creation of a movie instead.

It is important to note that the future of the fourth season of “The Mandalorian” is uncertain. The success of “The Mandalorian & Grogu” will determine whether the next phase of Mando storytelling will continue as movie sequels. The response from fans and box office performance will play a crucial role in this decision.

Additionally, Dave Filoni’s movie, which is planned to come after the second season of “Ahsoka,” is still in the works but may experience a slight delay. Jon Favreau, the creator of “The Mandalorian,” is reportedly co-writing the script for “The Mandalorian & Grogu” alongside Filoni.

Despite rumors of Pedro Pascal, who portrays Din Djarin, leaving the series, Lucasfilm would not have announced “The Mandalorian & Grogu” without the actor’s involvement. Pascal finds portraying the character relatively easy, though there are occasional challenges when suiting up.

“The Mandalorian & Grogu” does not yet have a confirmed release date but is expected to hit theaters on May 22, 2026. The anticipation among fans is high, as they await the next installment in the Star Wars saga.

In conclusion, Lucasfilm’s decision to prioritize the creation of “The Mandalorian & Grogu” as a movie has left the future of the TV series uncertain. The success of the movie will determine whether further Mando storytelling will continue as movie sequels. Fans eagerly await the release of “The Mandalorian & Grogu” on May 22, 2026.