Fresh off their Oscar wins for "Everything Everywhere All At Once," Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (colloquially known as Daniels) have a new project on the horizon, and it's not the indie project you might expect. The Hollywood Reporter has just confirmed a story from One Take News revealing that the pair are set to direct at least one episode of the upcoming "Star Wars" project "Skeleton Crew."
It's currently unknown whether Daniels will be behind the camera for just one episode of "Skeleton Crew" or multiple chapters of the Disney+ series, which is executive produced by "Star Wars" team Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau along with "Spider-Man: No Way Home" filmmaker Jon Watts. "Skeleton Crew" was first unveiled in May of 2022 at Star Wars Celebration, where its crew described a series that takes place around the same time as "The Mandalorian" and features a group of kid heroes. Initial reports indicate the show will follow a group of kids around the age of 10 who end up on an unexpected galactic journey after somehow getting lost. Jude Law is set to appear, and early reports on the show indicated it has a bit of an '80s coming-of-age vibe, but aside from that, details remain sparse.
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Lucasfilms Vice President Lynwen Brennan revealed in January that "Skeleton Crew" is in production in Los Angeles, though if the show is expected to release this year, it hasn't been announced yet. No other directors have been announced at this time, though it wouldn't be a surprise if Watts directed some as well. Further announcements related to "Skeleton Crew" and other "Star Wars" projects are expected at this year's Star Wars Celebration, which is taking place in London beginning on April 7, 2023.
While the Oscar winner to "Star Wars" director pipeline may seem unorthodox, Daniels aren't the first people to do it recently: Taika Waititi is also working on a project for the long-running franchise, which was announced soon after his Oscar win for "Jojo Rabbit." For their part, Daniels capped off a successful award season with a thrilling night at the 95th Academy Awards earlier this month, taking home the trophies for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The movie won seven Oscars total, with the rest recognizing editing and the film's talented cast. Daniels also have a comedy pilot, "Mason," in the works with A24.
"Skeleton Crew" does not yet have a release date.
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