How do you follow up on making the highest-grossing movie of 2021, and one of the most popular movies of all time? If you’re Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts, you go to work on Star Wars. After helming all three of Peter Parker’s first adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Watts planned to bring the Fantastic Four to the screen. However, late last month Watts revealed that he was leaving the Fantastic Four film to focus on a secret Star Wars project, which had the codename “Grammar Rodeo.”
Thanks to the Lucasfilm panel at Star Wars Celebration, we now know that “Grammar Rodeo” is in fact a Disney+ series entitled Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. Even better, we know that it will star Jude Law, who had long been rumored to be involved in a Star Wars project.
Watts explained during the panel that Skeleton Crew will be set during the same period as The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett, which take place five years after Return of the Jedi. As you might expect from that placement, the series will be executive produced by the creators of those shows, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Watts will also be joined by his Spider-Man co-writer Christopher Ford.
At this point, we still know relatively little about the series. While Law is the biggest name on announced, Watts told festivalgoers that the protagonists will actually be “a group of kids who are about 10 years old who gets lost in the Star Wars universe.” But despite the young protagonists, Watts is quick to clarify the series’ tone: “It stars four kids but it’s not a kids show,” he assured attendees.