At Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London England, it was revealed last weekend that The Mandalorian’s story will continue with a Star Wars Mandalorian movie.

The Mandalorian movie will be a culmination of the Star Wars TV series on Disney+, including The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka (premiering in August ’23). Dave Filoni is confirmed to direct Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian movie. As a protégé of George Lucas since before Disney acquired Lucasfilm, Filoni serves as an executive producer for The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka. He also writes and directs episodes in both animation and live action formats, beginning with the classic Clone Wars.

While cast details remain unknown at present, it seems highly likely that Pedro Pascal will reprise his role as Din Djarin alongside his Force using pal Grogu (baby Yoda). Appearances from other long-serving The Mandalorian characters such as Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga, Emily Swallow’s Armorer and Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon also seem likely.

The Star Wars Celebration announcement featured no information on when The Mandalorian‘s movie would be released.

The Hollywood Reporter asked insiders familiar with the Lucasfilm process, and said they are confident that The Mandalorian‘s crossover movie will likely only hit cinemas after Rey’s solo adventure, which currently doesn’t have a release date. Rey’s movie, which was initially assigned to Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) before being given to Stephen Knight (Peaky Blinders), will follow the fan-favorite Jedi as she builds a new Jedi Order with the aim of re-establishing them in a galaxy far, far away. Daisy Ridley is already signed to star, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel) will direct.

Pedro Pascal considers a crossover MandoVerse movie “inevitable,” according to a quote in Variety earlier this year. With several character and story revelations in Mandalorian season 3, and season 4 already being written, it’s probably too soon to speculate on the movie’s plot.

The only in-development Star Wars movie that has an approximate release date is James Mangold’s Dawn of the Jedi, which is aiming for a December 2025 premiere. The narrative is set thousands of years before the events of the Prequel Trilogy. Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy said the new slate of movies will not be part of a new trilogy but are designed to build on the past, the present and the future.

Kennedy said: “It’s an ever evolving thing and it’s pretty straightforward. We get scripts in, we’re working with really talented people. We spend the time talking about it. ‘Is it getting there? Is it ready?’ It’s not a mystery to how it works. So, you know, we’ve even got things that we’ve been developing for a long, long time that could see the light of day.”

The upcoming Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, is another possible element in the movie, since the show is set in the same time frame as the other 3 MandoVerse series. It will launch on Disney+ later this year. It’s being led by Jon Watts, of Spider-Man: No Way Home fame and will have Jedi characters.

Here’s the stunning Star Wars Celebration badge art for 2023, by Alice X. Zhang. Characters from different eras in one space! Jon Favreau has worked in both Star Wars and MCU and so has Rosario Dawson, so maybe some MCU crossover magic can happen in the Mando Movie. Just speculation.


David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.