Music has played a massive role in the success of The Mandalorian, and Mando's theme is one of the most-played Star Wars tracks on Spotify. The maestro behind the show's Space Western sound is none other than Ludwig Goransson, who's one of the most sought-after composers in Hollywood.
Goransson, who's hot off the success of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, has just won a Golden Globe and a Grammy for Oppenheimer's score. At the BAFTA awards, GamesRadar+ asked the maestro whether he's interested in scoring the just-announced Mando movie, The Mandalorian & Grogu. Goransson wasn't available to compose music for Season 3 as he was busy with Oppenheimer. Joseph Shirley took over the job in his absence, but Goransson seems eager to return.
While discussing what's next for him, he said, "I did see The Mandalorian movie announcement – that would be great to work on. I just saw the news the other day, and that's so fun!" Fans would be thrilled to have the composer back as his music has become synonymous with the series and the Mando era. He's received multiple awards for his work on the show and has created a sound different from the kind Star Wars was known for.
Goransson has managed to impress an audience spoiled by the great John Williams, which is why the music of other Star Wars series usually gets compared with The Mandalorian's. Ludwig has set the bar very high. The show and movie will never feel the same without his distinct sound. Hopefully, the Oscar winner will return with more iconic music for The Mandalorian & Grogu and any potential Season 4.
For now, details on The Mandalorian & Grogu remain scarce, but Jon Favreau will be directing and co-writing the movie with Dave Filoni. Filming is rumored to start in June of this year, and Pedro Pascal is expected to be in the Mando suit for the film.
The Mandalorian & Grogu will hit theaters in 2026.