Disney Announces The Mandalorian Crossover Movie

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars legend Dave Filoni will be directing his own film centered around the rising events of The Mandalorian and the rest of the Disney+ shows set at the same point on the franchise's timeline.

The Mando-Verse has been expanding for quite some time. Obviously, it all started with Din Djarin's introduction in the mothership series back in 2019.

From there, a spinoff came in the form of The Book of Boba Fett. Another companion series is on its way this August in the form of Ahsoka.

In fact, a new trailer was just released that showed the return of Thrawn, the introduction of live-action Hera Syndulla, a first glimpse of Sabine Wren, and more.

But what is it all leading to?

The Mandalorian Gets an Event Film

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During Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Dave Filoni's next step in the franchise.

On stage, it was revealed that the filmmaker would be directing a movie that ties together Ahsoka, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and, theoretically, The Skeleton Crew into a big crossover event. Jon Favreau is producing.

According to StarWars.com, the project will "focus on the New Republic" and the escalating war between Imperial remnants and the New Republic. Filoni's movie will also "close out the interconnected stories" told across the Mando-Verse shows.

What is The Mandalorian's Endgame?

Basically, Star Wars just announced its own Avengers: Endgame. This film is one that will have technically been building up since Ahsoka Tano's introduction in Clone Wars, going from there to the entire plot of Star Wars: Rebels, and now reaching into The Mandalorian and beyond.

That's not even including all the Legends books that first introduced Thrawn to readers in 1991 with Heir to the Empire.

For those keeping track of all the rumors, it seems that Ahsoka will be instrumental in setting up this big crossover event. The series is said to introduce an entirely new sector of space, and with it, dangerous new ideals and enemies.

This will include finally bringing Thrawn into the fray, theoretically setting him up as the Thanos-esque villain of the Star Wars universe.

Another instrumental part of this bigger storyline is no doubt the return of Moff Gideon, which has been building up over the last few episodes of Din Djarin's recent streaming adventures.

Dave Filoni's feature film is undoubtedly set to be one of Star Wars' biggest events ever. No pressure, right?

The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+, while Ahsoka is set to land in August.

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- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.