Disney co-chairman Alan Horn says that The Mandalorian movie is a possibility. But if and when it happens, will it hit the big screen or just be a Disney+ exclusive? The new series premiered earlier this week with the launch of the Disney+ streaming platform. So far, Star Wars fans have been heaping praise on the single episode and wondering what it means for the future of the franchise as a whole. The subject matter appears to be a little on the dark side and things seem more serious in the Jon Favreau-created show. There are elements that tease nostalgia, but overall, it's something pretty fresh and new made up from familiar pieces, which means fans would probably be into a big screen adaptation.
The Mandalorian has not even released its second episode, but there are already talks of a possible movie. Disney co-chairman Alan Horn recently spoke at an industry event about the Star Wars live-action series, along with some other topics. Horn had this to say about The Mandalorian movie happening.
"The Mandalorian is already proving to be a big thing, so if that series proves to be so compelling that we reverse engineer it into a theatrical release, a two-hour film or whatever, O.K."
The Mandalorian already looks like it could be a movie. The special effects and score are already on par with a lot of Hollywood blockbusters out there at the moment. Disney and Lucasfilm poured a lot of money into making the series and were very confident with the results, which is why season 2 was ordered way ahead of the first season premiere. Jon Favreau is already busy on the production of season 2 and has shared an image from the set. But, will this end up being something that ends up on the big screen?
A lot of Star Wars fans would more than likely shell out some cash to see The Mandalorian movie. Disney recently said they are taking a hiatus from the movie side of things, which means it's going to be a few years before we end up seeing a new trilogy or even a possible movie based on the latest series. However, a lot can change in a few years and Jon Favreau and his team could end up developing a big screen adaptation of the show. We'll really just have to wait and see how the first season as a whole is accepted by fans.
The Mandalorian episode 2 premieres this Friday, November 15th exclusively on Disney+. Fans are already trying to figure out how the shocking twist at the end of episode 1 will factor into the series as far as the overall storyline. Without getting into spoiler territory, there are a lot of ways that the show can go and even influence the rest of the franchise as a whole. Regardless, it's a pretty exciting time to be a Star Wars fan at the moment, with The Rise of Skywalker on the way and another season of Clone Wars coming soon. The interview with Alan Horn was originally conducted by Variety.