While “Star Wars: Ahsoka” will be the next “Star Wars” series to be released to the public, another is on the way later this year in the form of “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew,” which remains a fairly mysterious project.
Aside from a few stills, there hasn’t really been a release from the project, which comes from recent “Spider-Man” trilogy director Jon Watts and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” co-writer Christopher Ford. .
We know that Jude Law stars in the series which reportedly has a “Goonies” style vibe and is similar to that franchise’s version of “Star Trek: Prodigy” (albeit in live-action form).
The story follows a group of about ten-year-old children from a tiny planet who accidentally get lost in the “Star Wars” galaxy and must find a way to get home.
Law and Ford appeared on a recent episode of EW’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast and offered a few more hints on what to expect. Ford says:
“The tone of Skeleton Crew is an adventure. We wanted it to be a lot of fun. But of course, with adventure comes its downside, which is danger. And when children are in danger, it is even more difficult. So we played around with that, but overall we just wanted it to be a fun adventure.
Hope it can be for all ages. When we talked to Kathy Kennedy about it, we wanted to go for that Amblin tone, which she’s honed over the years; what she would say is that they never thought of these films as children’s films. It happens to be about children, the story of a child going on an adventure. So it could be for anyone.
Law can’t say much about his character, who is said to be a Jedi who escaped Order 66 in a story he sees as exploring both light and dark elements. :
“I can’t tell you much about my character. He’s someone the kids meet when they’re trying to get home. It’s like much of the world they live in: contradictory, and sometimes a place of breeding and other times a place of threat.
Because it is through their eyes, sometimes there is a kind of goofy nature and goofy relationship between children and adults. And then other times it’s really quite dark and quite scary, which I guess is what the world is like for a lot of 11-year-olds.
The series also stars Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, Robert Timothy Smith, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Tunde Adebimpe, Kerry Condon and Jaleel White.
The Daniels and David Lowery are among those who directed episodes of the eight-episode series currently slated for release on Disney+ in 2023.