The Daniels, Everything Everywhere All At Once directors are on board to helm an episode of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. Fresh from winning in this year’s Oscars, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are reportedly peering into another universe through their lens. Celebrated for their multiversal feat, the filmmakers are now getting to helm an episode of the upcoming Star Wars series starring Jude Law.
As careful as Disney is lately in curating their content for the big and small screen, creators Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau have Spider-Man No Way Home director Jon Watts also on board. Recently, we have reported that Bob Iger stated that the company is cautious about the steps they are taking for the Star Wars franchise under Lucasfilm.
Projects that were actively being developed a year ago, such as Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s project with writer Michael Waldron, are now on the back burner. Basically, Iger has stated that the last big picture they had under the franchise, which was Solo: A Star Wars Story, has hurt them so much they are now extra careful.
However, that does not mean Filoni, Favreau and Watts aren’t building on the Star Wars universe expansion. The newest series to come soon together with Ahsoka this year is Skeleton Crew.
From Everything Everywhere All At Once To Skeleton Crew
According to The Hollywood Reporter, from information first disclosed by One Take News, Skeleton Crew creators approached the directors/writers to helm an episode for the series even before their Academy-Award-winning film reached the theatres. Lucasfilm describes the series as:
The story of four kids who find themselves lost in in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home.
Like The Mandalorian, the new series will take place during the New Republic Era. However, it may not be clear if the timeline places it between Episode VI: The Return Of The Jedi and Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
But, as the main movies are highly connected to the Skywalker Saga, it may not be as significant for the Skeleton Crew. Lucasfilm had stated before that they plan on tackling stories outside the Skywalker storyline.
The world that original creator George Lucas started has grown immensely into worlds within worlds with their own histories and cultures. Even though many of these are inspired by what the real world has, different species have different cultures and histories. It has, in a way, grown more extensive than ever.
This grand world is a haven for a lot of creative minds for stories and artwork. Judging by the currently streaming series, it is no longer bound by the Jedi and the Force lore despite still being an integral part of one of its main characters.
There is always that part where a familiar is mixed with something new for the new story. Fans find this strategy of introducing new characters and story arcs easier to digest. The same is being done for what is going on behind the camera. The enduring Star Wars concept is taking in new eyes and talent, thus giving a chance for new filmmakers to tell their stories.
It is interesting what Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert could be putting on the Star Wars table. There is only a few months’ time of wait before fans will see their vision of the New Republic.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Directors Helm Skeleton Crew Episode
It is thanks to Filoni and Favreau’s storyline which fans now call the Mando-verse, that Star Wars has renewed interest and faith among audiences after their disappointment with Solo. While fans wait for the next big screen project from the studio, series coming into Disney Plus aren’t exactly scarce.
The Mandalorian season 3 is on its fourth episode, halfway through the series, this week. Possibly positioning the re-emergence of the cloning technology that the now-defeated Empire used to take advantage of. While some fans are happy to see familiar characters of the series, others can’t help but point out that the season should be past the introduction stage.
Some are saying the series lost something. We need to understand that the original arc of Din Djarin and Grogu, which was finding Grogu’s kind and reuniting him with them, is wrapped up. Thus, this season is introducing a new arc. This means that it has bigger stories to tell, and because of that, it is taking longer to get its firm footing on hold.
While I am enjoying the season so far, I must admit that it is like watching another introductory season for a different series. And maybe I should think of it that way. It does make me look forward to Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew as well.
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