The official Star Wars website just casually dropped two news bombs in one simple post that will surely have super fans discussing the potential of each this week.

The first announcement is that Jon Favreau will be directing The Mandalorian and Grogu, which will be a feature film hitting theaters first and not made exclusively for Disney+.

The article didn’t wade into any real details, but did offer up some quotes from Jon and Kennedy.

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

“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,” added Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.


What is even more interesting about this article is that at the end it just casually reveals that Ahsoka Season 2 has been greenlit and confirmed, which hasn’t been made public until today.

The Mandalorian & Grogu will lead Lucasfilm’s ongoing feature-development slate, including films helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold, and Dave Filoni, who is also currently developing AhsokaSeason 2, among those in the works.


Special guest host Konnor and I will talk more about this news on today’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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