Disney open to the possibility of a Mandalorian movie
The big screen future of the Star Wars franchise is very much up in the air post-Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, what with Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss exiting their planned project, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson’s own trilogy seemingly not quite a sure thing at this point in time.
Disney and Lucasfilm’s current focus is instead on Disney+, with The Mandalorian premiering this week and new live-action series featuring Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi also in the works. And, based upon the early reactions to The Mandalorian, the plan appears to be working with the Jon Favreau-created series receiving much praise from both fans and critics alike.
Speaking at a Disney+ press event, Walt Disney Studios’ chief creative officer and co-chairman Alan Horn discussed The Mandalorian, and suggested that the Mouse House would potentially be open to a feature film outing for Pedro Pascal’s bounty hunter.
“The Mandalorian is already proving to be a big thing, so if that series proves to be so compelling that we reverse engineer it into a theatrical release, a two-hour film or whatever, okay,” said Horn (via Collider).
While a Mandalorian movie probably doesn’t sit too high on Disney and Lucasfilm’s list of potential projects, we will at least be getting a second season of the show, with Jon Favreau announcing this week that cameras are now officially rolling on the Mando’s ongoing adventures.
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The Mandalorian sees Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) leading a cast that includes Gina Carano (Deadpool), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Nick Nolte (Afflication), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Natalie Tena (Game of Thrones), Bill Burr (F Is for Family), Mark Boone Junior (Batman Begins), Julia Jones (Westworld) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).