The Mandalorian Director Discusses the Possibility of A Featured Film

After the season 3 premiere, The Mandalorian fans have many questions, not just about the direction of the story, but also about the production process of the Star Wars series. Rick Famuyiwa sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and discussed how his involvement early on in the creation of The Mandalorian led to the more central role he has today as executive producer and director of six episodes, as well as offering his thoughts on whether Din Djarin and Grogu will ever make it to the big screen.

“I don’t know what the big plan of everything is, and obviously, there’s so much storytelling happening now in Star Wars. There are series, and a lot has happened in the films. So what does that all mean in terms of how we create things and for what medium has it all started to blur? So I wouldn’t be surprised, but I certainly don’t have any inside knowledge about anything that’s happening in that regard. But there’s a large storytelling community within Star Wars that is very active on the series side and continues to be active when it comes to what may be happening with the films moving forward.” he said.

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Famuyiwa also tackled the growth of his involvement from The Mandalorian season 1 to the present. “I came in so early in the process of season one, and I was also a part of writing season one and season two. I had the opportunity to work with Jon and Dave as they were conceiving each of those seasons from a very early point, and since I was writing, I had to figure out how my writing was going to fit in with what they were doing and the overall arc. So I wouldn’t necessarily call it a writers’ room, but because we were the only three writing and I was coming in with a handful of episodes, I certainly had to be a part of what the larger storytelling was and how it was coming together. So I had comments, and I certainly had a part in helping to shape some of that, particularly as it moved towards my episodes and beyond.” he narrated.

The director explained the importance of creating trust bounded by their shared creativity within their team as well as the necessity to work with someone already familiar with the Star Wars narrative, given that many ideas demanded to be translated on screen. The success of The Mandalorian has already led to multiple spinoffs, starting from The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew, which suggests the high possibility of a feature film.

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New episodes of The Mandalorian season 3 air every Wednesday on Disney+.

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