Jon Watts’ upcoming series Star Wars: Skeleton Crew has reportedly begun production.
During this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA, Lucasfilm announced that one of their upcoming new original series for Disney Plus would be coming from Christopher Ford and Jon Watts. The series, titled Skeleton Crew is set for a 2023 release, and is said to be an Amblin’ style coming-of-age adventure that will take place after the events of Return of the Jedi. As of right now, the only cast member confirmed for the series is Jude Law.
According to a report from Bespin Bulletin, it appears that production on Jon Watts’ Skeleton Crew is already underway, with the Star Wars series having already filmed in Manhattan Beach towards the end of June, and looking to film in an unknown studio in Culver City, CA and California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Is this why Jon Watts left Fantastic Four?
Jon Watts, fresh off of the record-breaking success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, was originally set to direct the Fantastic Four reboot for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he stepped down, albeit on good terms with Marvel Studios, looking to focus on other projects. Given his success, it’s no surprise that he looks forward to get involved with any new project of his choosing, and to take on the Star Wars universe is certainly enticing – especially with an exciting concept like Skeleton Crew.
Here is the synopsis for the newest Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi:
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.
Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is streaming on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the future of the Star Wars franchise and the upcoming series Skeleton Crew from Jon Watts, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Bespin Bulletin