Grand Theft Investigated at Studio Hosting Star Wars TV Show 'The Mandalorian'

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Authorities were unable to confirm what was taken at the Manhattan Beach Studios Media Campus.

Local authorities are investigating a theft at the Manhattan Beach studio that houses productions on multiple high-profile projects, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

Police were called about the "grand theft" around 11 a.m. on Thursday in the 1600 block of Rosecrans Avenue, said Sgt. Tim Zins, spokesman for the Manhattan Beach police. 

Authorities were unable to confirm what was taken in the grand theft. A source with knowledge of the situation said items from the set of Lucasfilm's Star Wars television show The Mandalorian were taken, but nothing of substance. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm declined to comment. 

At that address is MBS Media Campus, which includes soundstages and houses facilities where James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment produces the Avatar sequels, among other projects.

The case appears to be reminiscent of another high-profile theft that occurred in May, when an Iron Man suit from the first film, along with a number of other items, were stolen from a Pacoima warehouse. That costume is valued in the mid-six figures, police said.

Favreau is writing and executive producing The Mandalorian, an eight-episode series premiering on Disney's streaming service in 2019. Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni are among the directors for the series. 

The logline for the Star Wars series reads, "After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."

The case remains under investigation.