The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau addressed the growing calls for a quality movie starring Din Djarin & Grogu in the Star Wars galaxy.
There is a sense in which The Mandalorian has become Disney+’s flagship TV show, partly because season 1 was released alongside the launch of the streaming service. The Mandalorian is serving as a launchpad for multiple other Star Wars TV shows, with hints of an epic conclusion; this has naturally led to calls for a spin-off movie, maybe one that draws all the various lines together.
Showrunner Jon Favreau has eventually commented on the end of Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin and his youthful ward, Grogu, ahead of the departure of The Mandalorian season 3 on March 1.
Talking to Variety, Favreau was asked to comment on the opinion of a spin-off movie, maybe one that serves as the climax of all the shows set in this region of the Star Wars timeline. He showed he was more interested in persisting in the original vision, which is to keep making Star Wars stories for television:
Although Favreau doesn’t lock the door completely, it definitely doesn’t seem as though a feature movie is on his mind when it arrives to the future of Din Djarin & Grogu beyond The Mandalorian season 3.
The Mandalorian Can Always Have A Big Event Beyond A Movie
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy did mock the idea of a “climatic story event” back in 2020 that would get all the Mando-era shows concurrently, such as Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fett, & Skeleton Crew.
This would presumably affect Grand Admiral Thrawn as the main threat who brings all these heroes from their different shows together. However, a film isn’t the only way in which a crossover can occur.
If the vehicle that gets a Mando-verse crossover together isn’t a full-on film, something like a special declaration on Disney+ – similar to those just released by Marvel Studios – would definitely be an option.
A limited event series would be even more useful, one that draws all the narrative lines together. Again, there is precedent with Marvel; this is a course Marvel Television tried to utilize in the first stage of their Netflix TV shows, and Lucasfilm could comprehend the mistakes Marvel Television created with The Defenders.
Jon Favreau does seem willing to regard a movie based on The Mandalorian, so long as the audience attraction is there and it works nicely with the stories now being told in a different design. He is right to note that show approaches are different, so there would be challenges. Yet, only time will tell if The Mandalorian ever moves to the immense screen.