Fans who are hoping that we might see either Baby Yoda or ‘The Mandalorian‘ one day appear on the big screen have just been given another reason to be excited. Showrunner Jon Favreau, who also has one or two substantial cinematic accomplishments under his belt, feels that characters from the Lucasfilm Disney+ shows have a solid chance of eventually showing up in a feature film.
This view seems to line up with Disney Studios’ co-chairman Alan Horn who previously said the show is “so compelling that we reverse engineer it into a theatrical release, a two-hour film or whatever.” Hopefully, this idea of seeing the characters on the big screen isn’t just a cut version of the 8-episode first season but an actual new story.
As to the characters showing up on the big screen, it was in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter where Favreau shared:
“There’s definitely the opportunity to explore these characters beyond what we’ve presented on the show. There’s a very fluid line between what’s in the movie theaters and what’s on the screen at home. It’s very exciting for me because I get to tell stories over the course of several hours and not just within the footprint of one theater-going experience. I think it’s only a matter of time before we cross paths the other way.”
As to how that could happen, it is still unknown. However, it isn’t being ignored by Favreau:
“[I’ve been] working with Dave Filoni to figure out what the overarching story is and the storyline for all these characters and what the world is like. We want to make sure that we have a road map, because we’re also a puzzle piece that fits into a larger Star Wars universe that has a lot of other movies and a lot of other projects, and we want to make sure we’re consistent with them. We have a good 25-year patch of road [in the Star Wars canon] that nobody is exploring right now, and it’s the most interesting time for me as a storyteller to explore — the time after the fall of the empire and before the resurgence of the darker forces.”
I’m quite eager to see how these two will continue to not only craft ‘The Mandalorian’ but find ways to have their creation fit into the greater “Star Wars” universe.
Which of the characters from ‘The Mandalorian’ would you think are most likely to show up in a future film? Do you have any doubts that Baby Yoda will make an appearance down the line? Share your thoughts in the comments below!