Sigourney Weaver inTalks to JoinThe Mandalorian & Grogu Film

Sigourney Weaver is in talks to star in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Mandalorian & Grogu, set for release on May 22, 2026. The movie, directed by Jon Favreau, will be the first Star Wars film to enter production since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.

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Sigourney Weaver inTalks to JoinThe Mandalorian & Grogu Film

Sigourney Weaver inTalks to JoinThe Mandalorian & Grogu Film

Sigourney Weaver, the acclaimed actress known for her iconic roles in the Alien and Avatar franchises, is in talks to star in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Mandalorian & Grogu. The movie, set for release on May 22, 2026, will be directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni of Lucasfilm.

While details about Weaver's potential role and the film's plot remain under wraps, her involvement would mark a significant addition to the cast of the Star Wars universe. Weaver's return to space-related stories follows her recent appearance in Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), where she portrayed Kiri and Dr. Grace Augustine.

Pedro Pascal is expected to reprise his role as the voice of Din Djarin, the titular Mandalorian, although the extent of his involvement remains uncertain due to his busy schedule. Thecastmay also include Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, Emily Swallow as The Armorer, and Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, though their participation has yet to be confirmed.

The Mandalorian & Grogu is based on the popular Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, which ran for three seasons starting from November 12, 2019. The film is part of the 'Mando-verse' timeline in the Star Wars franchise, which also includes The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka. Plans for a fourth season of The Mandalorian have yet to be announced.

The Mandalorian & Grogu will be the first Star Wars film to enter production since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, which grossed over $1 billion globally. As anticipation builds for this new chapter in the Star Wars saga, fans eagerly await further details about the film's plot and cast.