Jude Law is confirmed to star in the new Disney+ original, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. The news came amidst a flurry of announcements during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. The series is being developed by the Spider-Man trilogy director, Jon Watts, and with him is Christopher Ford, the writer of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The show was discussed in minor detail in a report from Vanity Fair earlier this month. At the time, the code name for the show was Grammar Rodeo, referencing an episode of The Simpsons. The show reportedly takes place after Return of the Jedi and follows the fall of the Empire, similar to The Mandalorian. The show is described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.
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Watts and Ford are reportedly the executive producers of Skeleton Crew, along with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. During the Lucasfilm panel today, a few more details were revealed. The story is set in the New-Republic Era, the time following Return of the Jedi, and will center around a group of kids lost in the Star Wars galaxy trying to find their way home. The role that Jude Law’s character will play is still unknown. The series will begin filming this summer.
Jude Law and Star Wars are Keeping Busy
Jude Law’s plate has been quite full recently, starring in several major blockbusters over the past few years. In 2019, he starred as Yon-Rogg in the MCU’s Captain Marvel. In April, he appeared in the iconic role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter prequel series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Before appearing in Star Wars, he will replace his hand with a hook as he plays Captain Hook in Disney’s live-action film, Peter Pan & Wendy, slated to arrive later this year.
Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to as well, with the Rogue One prequel series, Andor, starring Diego Luna, receiving a trailer and release date. The Disney+ original will be released on August 31st, containing 12 episodes, with Part 2 of the series beginning to film in November. Some other significant announcements popped up at the Star Wars Celebration as well.
Ahsoka season one will release sometime in 2023, with the third season of The Mandalorian arriving in February of the same year. With the announcement of Jon Watts’ Skeleton Crew and the imminent release of Obi-Wan Kenobi, there is no better time to be a Star Wars fan.