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

The reigning Queen of Comic-Con and the ultimate science fiction superstar, Sigourney Weaver, might be gearing up to conquer yet another interstellar franchise.

Weaver is in talks to join the cast of the Star Wars film, “The Mandalorian & Grogu,” Variety has confirmed.

Earlier this year, Lucasfilm announced the standalone spinoff featuring Pedro Pascal as the stoic bounty hunter known as “The Mandalorian” (or Djarin to fans deep in the franchise) and his disarmingly charming puppet counterpart Grogru (or, as he’s commonly referred to, Baby Yoda). Created by Jon Favreau for Disney+, the series followed the odd couple as they traipse across the galaxy far, far away avoiding the Empire and safeguarding the adorable green creature whilst forging a relationship for the ages. It’s part Western, part monster-of-the-week with delightful cameos from Star Wars universe legacy characters sprinkled in now and again.

Favreau is slated to direct the feature. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and chief creative officer Dave Filoni will also produce “The Mandalorian & Grogu.” This will be the first Star Wars film to start production since “Episode IX: The Rise of the Skywalker.”

The placement of the forthcoming film within the chronology of the live-action series remains a mystery, as the show has already aired three seasons and the fourth season has already been written to fit in with the additional Star Wars spinoff series “Ashoka” and others.

Weaver already has an impressive list of geek-centric franchises under her belt, including “Ghostbusters,” “Avatar” and (of course) the “Alien” franchise, where she made a name for herself in 1979 as the iconic Ripley. 

Weaver is repped by UTA.

The InSneider newsletter first broke the news of Weaver’s involvement.

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