‘Spider-Man’ Director Jon Watts Eyed To Direct For Untitled ‘Star Wars’ Series

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Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is reportedly eyed to direct for an untitled Star Wars series.

Following a polarizing Sequel Trilogy of Star Wars films, the franchise has taken a pivot from the big screen to the small screen – at least for the foreseeable future. Following the success of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, Lucasfilm has prioritized original streaming content in the iconic galaxy far, far away. Interestingly enough, an untitled original series looks to be on the way, and it appears that Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is being eyed to direct at least one episode for it.

According to a new report from Discussing Film, this upcoming Star Wars series under the working title of Grammar Rodeo is looking to film this summer in Los Angeles, CA. Jon Watts is currently in talks to helm at least one episode in this unannounced series, which is said to take place during the High Republic Era and reportedly focused on kids at the center of the story.

Given that this new Star Wars series will reportedly center on children, it makes sense as to why Disney and Lucasfilm would want to hire Jon Watts. After all, he directed a trilogy of Spider-Man films featuring a group of younger actors and actresses dealing with the usual coming-of-age tropes amidst the spectacle of superhero movie blockbusters. Moving from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the Star Wars universe will certainly be an interesting challenge for Jon Watts, and with potentially this new series and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, he will remain quite busy.

As of right now, there are numerous Star Wars original series coming to Disney Plus. Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will be set between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope will premiere on May 25, 2022. Meanwhile, Andor, a spin-off prequel series to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will premiere later this year. The Mandalorian Season 3 and Ahsoka are also on the way.

Here is the synopsis for Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters. Meanwhile, the latest Star Wars original series The Book of Boba Fett is now streaming on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Jon Watts’ upcoming projects, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Discussing Film

Noah Villaverde

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