Jude Law will make his first Star Wars debut in the new upcoming series, Skeleton Crew.
Star Wars went forward to announce the series and confirm that it will release at some point next year meaning that the series has been in development for some time:
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, an Original series starring Jude Law, from executive producers Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, is streaming in 2023 only on @DisneyPlus.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, an Original series starring Jude Law, from executive producers Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, is streaming in 2023 only on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/cEP3uXO4Aw
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 26, 2022
Not many details are known about the upcoming series, but Spider-Man director Jon Watts is an executive producer and the series will have several kids in the cast alongside well-known actor, Jude Law.
While Law and Watts have been involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both of them are now taking a stab at Star Wars with a new series completely unrelated to the Mandalorian or any other Star Wars project but is reportedly set right after Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1982).
The series has been compared to The Clone Wars as the series will have a focus on kids in the same way the animated series did which gives Star Wars fans some hope that the series will not be a live-action kid show. While George Lucas always geared the franchise toward children, Star Wars has become a beloved universe for everyone and the series should have something for all ages to enjoy.
While some series like Andor will explore the grittier sides of the Star Wars universe, many of Star Wars’ best moments have been told through animation which has always been geared towards kids but still have darker or really serious moments. So even though the series will have a kid cast, don’t expect this series to be something adult fans can skip just yet.
Watt has just finished making a trilogy with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man which was centered around Peter Parker’s journey into being an adult and a hero who can do the right thing so the series is definitely in good hands. Perhaps Watts will use the recent experience from the Spider-Man movies to create a series that will be just as memorable as The Clone Wars.
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Star Wars may be about a galaxy far far away, but it’s full of amazing stories and characters. Fortunately, those stories continue to be made as Lucasfilm promises to tell character-driven stories in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Ahsoka, The Acolyte, and of course The Mandalorian. While the Disney+ series has become the new norm for Star Wars, movies are on the way as Taika Waititi is making a movie, and of course, Patty Jenkin’s Rogue Squadron is in the works.