Skeleton Crew landed some major names behind the camera. Fresh off their Academy Award win for Everything Everywhere All At Once, directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have lined up their next directing gig, and it’s one in a galaxy far, far away. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Daniels will be directing an upcoming episode of the new original Star Wars live-action series, Skeleton Crew.
THE DANIELS DIRECTING EPISODE OF SKELETON CREW SERIES
In actuality, the series reportedly wrapped filming in recent months, before the Daniels even took home their Oscars. Filming for Skeleton Crew had begun over the summer, and Disney revealed the series last September at the D23 Epxo. However, due to the secrecy around the show, the directors are unknown.
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Disney and Lucasfilm tend to hold back the names of all the directors for a new Star Wars series until shortly before the show drops. For example, the directors for The Mandalorian Season 3 were not revealed until a recent trailer release from about two months before the season premiere.
Per the report, the Daniels only directed one episode of the show. The show hails from Spider-Man director Jon Watts and will star Jude Law. THR notes that it was Watts who approached the Daniels before Everything Everywhere All At Once opened in theaters, and they finished filming their episode last year.
The new series will follow a group of kids who are lost in the galaxy and trying to find their way home. The show is set during the New Republic Era. It’s being executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
After the news surfaced, director Daniel Kwan wrote on his Instagram account, “We love Jon, we love Star Wars, love learning new tech, we love meeting new cast and crew, and we needed the days to keep our healthcare (!!!), so it was an easy yes.” It should be interesting to see which episode of Skeleton Crew the Daniels end up directing.
The Daniels captured three Oscars this year for Everything Everywhere All At Once. The film took home the awards for Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Original Screenplay. It also landed the Best Actress statue for star Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, and Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis.
On top of directing an upcoming episode of a Star Wars series, the Daniels also signed a five-year deal with Universal Pictures last August. They’ve also lined up their next project, which is said to be another original feature.
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Meanwhile, Disney and Lucasfilm are gearing up for Star Wars Celebration in London, which is scheduled for April 7-10. The show is expected to reveal more upcoming plans for Lucasfilm projects. The Mandalorian Season 3 is currently streaming on Disney+. After that, Ahsoka is expected to debut later this year on the streamer. Another live-action Star Wars series in the works for Disney+ is The Acolyte, which will stream on Disney+ later on.
What do you think of the news? Do you think the Daniels are good choices for the new Star Wars series, Skeleton Crew? Do you have any other hopes for directors for the upcoming series? What are your expectations for the show? Let us know what you think about the news on The Illuminerdi Twitter account.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter