The Star Wars Celebration has been dropping a lot of news in regard to the franchise, and one of them is the release of the title of the Jon Watts production, Skeleton Crew, in which Jude Law joins the family of the galaxy far, far away.
In Anaheim, California, Lucasfilm formally announced Jon Watts‘ Star Wars project, Skeleton Crew, which would star Jude Law. The series will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Christopher Ford, and Dave Filoni, in addition to Watts.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, codenamed Grammar Rodeo, is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney Plus as part of the Star Wars slate, and production is scheduled to begin soon.
Jon Watts is well known for his classic Spider-Man trilogy with Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under the massive umbrella of Disney Plus, he’s transitioning from one brand to the next.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew will take place in the same timeframe as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and will follow the destruction of the Galactic Empire as shown in Star Wars: Episode VI, Return of the Jedi in 1983. At some time, the three programs are scheduled to overlap.
Watts hopes to appeal to a younger audience by portraying the series as a cosmic version of a classic Amblin coming-of-age film from the 1980s.
In Skeleton Crew, Jude Law joins the massive Star Wars saga. He is most recognized for his roles as young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, Mr. Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dr. John Watson in Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes, and Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is set to premiere exclusively on Disney Plus in 2023.