Sigourney Weaver In Talks to Join ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’

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The reigning Queen of Comic-Con and the final word science fiction celebrity, Sigourney Weaver, may be gearing as much as conquer yet one more interstellar franchise.

Weaver is in talks to hitch the solid of the Star Wars movie, “The Mandalorian & Grogu,” Variety has confirmed.

Earlier this yr, Lucasfilm introduced the standalone spinoff that includes Pedro Pascal because the stoic bounty hunter often called “The Mandalorian” (or Djarin to followers deep within the franchise) and his disarmingly charming puppet counterpart Grogru (or, as he’s generally referred to, Baby Yoda). Created by Jon Favreau for Disney+, the collection adopted the odd couple as they traipse throughout the galaxy far, far-off avoiding the Empire and safeguarding the lovable inexperienced creature while forging a relationship for the ages. It’s half Western, half monster-of-the-week with pleasant cameos from Star Wars universe legacy characters sprinkled in every so often.

Favreau is slated to direct the characteristic. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and chief inventive officer Dave Filoni may even produce “The Mandalorian & Grogu.” This would be the first Star Wars movie to start out manufacturing since “Episode IX: The Rise of the Skywalker.”

The placement of the forthcoming movie inside the chronology of the live-action collection stays a thriller, because the present has already aired three seasons and the fourth season has already been written to slot in with the extra Star Wars spinoff collection “Ashoka” and others.

Weaver already has a formidable listing of geek-centric franchises beneath her belt, together with “Ghostbusters,” “Avatar” and (after all) the “Alien” franchise, the place she made a reputation for herself in 1979 as the enduring Ripley. 

Weaver is repped by UTA.

The InSneider e-newsletter first broke the information of Weaver’s involvement.

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