It’s been over four years since The Rise of Skywalker entered movie theaters in December 2019, and now Star Wars fans have not one but four movies to look forward to – including the Mandalorian and Grogu’s big screen debut. Disney has announced the schedule for their upcoming Star Wars movies, which starts with The Mandalorian & Grogu on May 22, 2026.
The Mandalorian and Grogu will be directed by Jon Favreau, and will be produced by Favreau and Dave Filoni (the team behind The Mandalorian), and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. It is set to go into production in the summer of 2024.
The Mandalorian is set five years after the events in Return of the Jedi. The show introduced the stoic bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) who gets hired to retrieve Grogu, an adorable child with burgeoning powers. Instead of handing him over, the Mandalorian decides to protect Grogu from Imperial forces and the pair become a family. The first season premiered on Disney+ in November 2019, followed by season two in 2020, and season three in 2023.
The other three films include a film about Rey (Daisy Ridley) setting up a new Jedi academy, which will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel). Filoni will direct a Mandalorian era-set film that features Grand Admiral Thrawn as the main villain. The third is an origin story of the Force set during the Dawn of the Jedi era, that will be directed by James Mangold (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny).
Two of the other three movies are also on the schedule with one arriving on December 18, 2026 and the other on December 17, 2027. Disney did not specify which movies were given those time slots.