Earlier this year, Disney announced that “The Mandalorian” and Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, would be heading to the big screen for their next adventure, in a movie simply called, “The Mandalorian and Grogu”.

Today, it has been revealed that Disney has been able to secure $21,755,000 in conditional tax credits from the California Film Commission and its one of the biggest payouts in the program’s history.

This will be the first Star Wars film to be made in California, with the majority of them being made previously in the United Kingdom.

These tax credits will result in an estimated hiring of 500 crew members, 54 cast members, and 3500 background players for the 92 filming days that are scheduled in California later this year. It’s estimated that “The Mandalorian & Grogu” film is expected to generate $166,438,000 in qualified expenditures and below-the-line wages.

This money is being given to Disney in order to create these jobs, which helps feed the overall economy since those jobs will impact thousands of households in many different businesses.

The California Film Commission is handing out $330 million in tax benefits, which will be used on 15 different projects, including “The Accountant 2” and “Mercy”, plus some untitled films from Disney, 20th Studios and New Regency Productions.

This fund, in total, is estimated to bring in over $408 million in production spending into the state’s economy, where filming will be taking place in San Diego, Joshua Tree, Orange County, San Bernardino, Upland, San Francisco, Marin County and Alameda County.

Colleen Bell, CFC’s executive director, said in a statement:

“The array of film projects announced today demonstrates California’s enduring attraction for storytellers. These productions, spanning big-budget features to indie films, not only infuse millions into our economy but also showcase our state’s talent and versatility. We’re proud to welcome these projects, highlighting California’s resilience and continued prominence in the film industry.”

No more details on what the story of the upcoming “Mandalorian” film is going to be about, but expect it to take place after the events of the third season of the Disney+ series.  All three previous seasons of the show are available to stream now on Disney+.

It’s unclear if there will be a fourth season of “The Mandalorian” anytime soon since the filming of the new movie is taking priority, with Disney looking to rebuild its theatrical slate and to focus on quality over quantity, in addition to trying to generate more revenue.

“The Mandalorian and Grogu” is going to be directed by Jon Favreau, and produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni,

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Roger Palmer

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