Jude Law, who plays Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, has been confirmed to feature in Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a new Disney+ original. During the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, the news broke amid a rush of surprises. Jon Watts, the filmmaker of the Spider-Man trilogy, is also working on the project with Christopher Ford, the writer of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Here are the specifics:
What to expect from the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ show:
While there is currently very limited information regarding the series, Jon Watts and writer Christopher Ford were on board at the Star Wars Celebration to offer some insights. They stated that the show is about kids, but that it is not a children’s program. It will take place after the events of Return of the Jedi, in the same time period as the planned Ahsoka and The Mandalorian series. “A group of 10-year-olds from a tiny planet get lost and have to find their way home,” Watts explained. “We really like the idea of using kids to give you a different perspective on the Star Wars universe”.
Before the formal declaration, speculations about the venture had begun to circulate when the show’s working title, Grammar Rodeo, was reportedly leaked. The title is an allusion to a Simpsons episode in which Bart and his friends steal a car and flee for a week. The specifics of Jude Law’s role, as well as the show’s actors, are being kept a mystery. The show will be available on Disney+ sometime in 2023.
A very happening time for Jude Law and Star Wars:
Jude Law has been keeping extremely busy recently, having starred in several huge blockbusters over the last few years. He made his MCU debut as Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel in 2019. In April, he reprised his legendary role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter spinoff franchise. He will also star in Disney’s live-action picture, Peter Pan & Wendy, set for release later this year, before starring in Star Wars.
Star Wars enthusiasts also have a lot to look out for, with the teaser launched for the prequel series, Andor. The 12-episode Disney+ original will be launched on August 31st, with season 2 set to begin filming in November. The first season of Ahsoka will be released in 2023, with Season 3 of The Mandalorian following in February 2023. In addition, Jon Watts’ Skeleton Crew has been announced, as has Obi-Wan Kenobi’s upcoming series.