Will there be a Mandalorian movie?

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
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The Mandalorian is one of Disney+’s most popular Star Wars series, but will this success ever translate into a movie?

While the Star Wars franchise is primarily known for its movies, its Disney+ TV shows have certainly been making their way into the cultural landscape.

This is primarily due to the success of The Mandalorian, which stars Pedro Pascal, and has become pretty much the benchmark when it comes to other Star Wars series – to the point where a cameo from Din Djarin is often the highlight of another show.

And now that the show is hinting towards an epic conclusion, many fans are wondering one thing: will there be a spin-off movie that wraps everything up? Well, showrunner Jon Favreau recently addressed those growing calls.

Will The Mandalorian get a movie?

At the time of writing, it doesn’t seem like a solo Mandalorian movie will be happening. However, it does seem like the Mandalorian will appear in another Star Wars movie.

When speaking to Variety ahead of the release of The Mandalorian Season 3, Jon Favreau was asked about a spin-off movie. Sadly, it became obvious that the showrunner wanted to keep the story on a TV format.

He said: “There’s always an opportunity when you have a set of characters and stories that people connect with that you could cross media into different areas. Marvel does it quite effectively… it’s just a matter of where our time should be spent and what the appetite of the audience is.

“With all these stories we’re telling, it definitely is a full-time job just keeping this going with what we’re doing now. Television has a much different rhythm and schedule than film does.”

Although, going by his statement, it does suggest that he is not completely opposed to the idea of a film. As long as there is interest from fans, anything is possible.

The Mandalorian will still get a big event in the future

Even if a solo film never happens, there are big things in The Mandalorian’s cinematic future.

At Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy revealed three new Star Wars films, including one by The Mandalorian creator David Filoni. His movie, while not a Mandalorian solo piece, is set to close out the story told in the series, as well as the plots in The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka, along with animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Filoni spoke to Collider where he mentioned how it would be primarily focused on “The New Republic,” explaining: “The way I’ve been describing it is, if you grew up when I did you’re aware of the post-Return of the Jedi era that was presented to me. The New Republic is not a new idea. That is not something The Mandalorian created. That’s an old idea, it’s been around a long time.

“There are just things in Star Wars that we all seem to know if we’ve been around it a long time. There have been a lot of tremendous creatives over the years that have been telling stories in the era that spans the 30 years that now ends with The Force Awakens. But there’s a large gap of time there.

“Things aren’t that great when we begin The Force Awakens. So Jon and I looked at that time period, and when he knew he wanted The Mandalorian in it, one of the things I told him early on was, “Well, I have this epilogue in Star Wars: Rebels that’s kind of dealing with that time period,” which you’ve seen at the end with Sabina and Ahsoka going off. So, a lot of those threads start to come together, and then I looked at the bigger body of work that’s been done and what’s relevant, and a story will emerge out of that.”

The Mandalorian Season 3 Episodes 1-6 are streaming now on Disney+. You can check out our other coverage of the show below:

The Mandalorian Season 3 cast | Season 3 episodes & release schedule | Season 3 runtimes | What time do new episodes of The Mandalorian drop? | When does The Mandalorian take place? | Who plays The Armorer? | What are purrgil? | Where is Cara Dune?

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