She’s escaped face-sucking aliens and run amongst some tall blue folks on a foreign planet, but Sigourney Weaver is now taking her skills to a galaxy far, far away. The sci-fi legend is in talks to join the cast of The Mandalorian & Grogu, which is the first Star Wars film to go into production since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Jon Favreau, who created the series starring Pedro Pascal, is directing the feature. Favreau, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm chief creative officer Dave Filoni are producing the feature, which is expected to begin filming later this year. At the time, Favreau had said of his involvement: “I have loved telling stories set in the rich world that George Lucas created. The prospect of bringing the Mandalorian and his apprentice Grogu to the big screen is extremely exciting.” Meanwhile, Kennedy had said: “Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have ushered into Star Wars two new and beloved characters, and this new story is a perfect fit for the big screen.”

In the film, Pascal is expected to return as Din Djarin, aka the Mandalorian, a warrior who reluctantly (at first) must ensure Grogu’s (aka Baby Yoda) safety. No word yet on when this film might hit the big screen. Sigourney Weaver was recently seen in James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, and is expected to appear in Avatar 4, 5, and 6. There’s no word yet on who Weaver might play in this upcoming Star Wars title.

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