The Mandalorian & Grogu Movie May Come At A Price For Star Wars
With the announcement of the feature film, there is a chance that this means that The Mandalorian TV series is officially over.
- A new Star Wars movie that continues the story of The Mandalorian TV series has just been announced
- Some fans believe this is a sign that the show is now officially over and the movie will be a replacement for season 4
- In addition, the Ahsoka TV series has been renewed for the second season, but it may be a long time before it is released
The release of the debut season of The Mandalorian TV series was a pivotal moment in Star Wars history, as it marked the beginning of a new era of live-action series for the franchise.
With the first attempt at the new format being a resounding success, more and more shows became part of the franchise. While some of them turned out to be less than stellar, without The Mandalorian we wouldn't have gotten some great projects like Andor or Ahsoka.
But Star Wars has always been about the movies first, so fans obviously expected at least one of the TV shows to be made into a movie at some point, and it was hard to find a better candidate than the one that started it all.
The Mandalorian Is Coming To Big Screen
Considering all of this, the new announcement that The Mandalorian & Grogu feature film will begin production this year with Jon Favreau at the helm doesn't come as much of a surprise.
While the movie format seems like a logical next step and could bring new flavors to The Mandalorian, this announcement has raised some concerns among fans of the series.
They believe it could be an indication that the series is now officially over, despite initial claims that it could span many seasons, with the movie serving as a replacement for season 4 and wrapping up the story of the space bounty hunter turned caretaker.
Some fans point out that this is not necessarily a bad thing, as after the rather controversial third season of the show, which caused much more polarizing reactions than the first two, it may not be a bad idea.
Most of season 3 felt like boring filler to many fans, so packing the plot into one movie might actually be an improvement, providing a conclusion to the story without needlessly dragging it out for several episodes.
Ahsoka TV Series Renewed For Season 2
Another possible problem, albeit a minor one, is that with the movie going into production soon, it may be a long time before the second season of the Ahsoka TV series, whose existence was confirmed in the same announcement, sees the light of day.
According to the statement, it is currently being developed by Dave Filoni, who was also responsible for the first season of the series, but if the filmmaker is distracted by his involvement in The Mandalorian movie, where he is listed as a producer, it will take more time for the show to be released.
After Ahsoka season 1 ended on a huge cliffhanger, many fans felt robbed of a satisfying conclusion and were rather disappointed, so the prospect of waiting several years for the next installment doesn't look great.
In any case, all of this remains speculation for now, and at least we finally learned that Ahsoka has been renewed for a second season.
As for the fate of The Mandalorian TV series, fans will have to wait for further announcements to find out if their concerns were valid or not.
No specific release dates have been announced.