The directors of the Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All At Once are slated to direct at least one episode of Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, according to One Take News.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – also known as The Daniels – are coming off a hot film awards season with seven Oscars for the film for Best Orginal Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing. Executive producers are Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Watts has also reportedly been tapped to direct at least on episode.
The pair have been tapped for the next series into the recently named “MandoVerse,” that will tell the coming-of-age story (reminiscent “Amblin” films like of E.T., The Goonies, and recent explorations of the sub-genre like Super 8 and Stranger Things) of “four kids who find themselves lost in in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home,” Lucasfilm said. The show will reportedly take place in the same period as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, following the toppling of the Galactic Empire in Return of the Jedi. The upcoming Ahsoka is another entry into the MandoVerse set to hit Disney+ sometime later this year.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew was previously announced to premiere sometime in 2023.
Dave Filoni, creator of Ahsoka and one of the executive producers for Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Tales of the Jedi, spoke recently with The Wrap about the recent kickoff of Season 3 of Mando (made bigger thanks to man-of-the-hour Pedro Pascal) a possible crossover event with all of the “Mando-Verse” shows:
It’s an interesting way to think about it. I tend to think, as we’ve been working on the The Mandalorian and then writing Ahsoka” and then Jon Watts came in with Skeleton Crew, there is an entire time period that is post-“Return of the Jedi.” And I look at that time period, which before The Force Awakens, is around 30 years of time. When you look at the original trilogy, it’s a much less significant amount of time that those three movies take place in. And so, what I like is that we’re really building very slowly an ecosystem of characters and politics and events in the post-Return of the Jedi time period. And that may or may not expand in a bigger way as we add more shows to it and add more characters to it.
The good thing is that we’re all talking creatively together about where these stories are all going. And I love whiteboards, and I whiteboard everything and have timelines. They always start back with The Phantom Menace and they always go out to The Rise of Skywalker. I have all these slots in between and where everybody’s doing everything, so I can look at it all and commiserate with Kathy on what’s going on here, what’s going on there? It’s very fun.
I think that the reality of there being a big event in this time period is very real, is all I would say to that. But yes, if Jon wanted to keep making Mandalorian stories, as long as he does not get bumped off in said titanic event, then they, I suppose, could continue. There doesn’t seem to be any lack of interest in Grogu and Mando, that’s for sure.