New Star Wars Show Coming From Spider-Man Director Jon Watts

Jon Watts on the red carpet for the Spider-Man movie premiere.

Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts travels to a galaxy far, far away.
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Did you think you were going to have to wait until next week star wars Party to discover the future of star wars? Think again. A new article has pulled back the curtain on what awaits us in a galaxy far, far away and there are many. For example, we now know that Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: No Coming Homeworking on a star wars show inspired by 1980s adventures made popular by Amblin Entertainment.

According to a long article in Vanity Fairthe project is internally referred to as “Grammar Rodeo”, which refers to a 1996 episode of The simpsons called “Bart on the road”. In it, Bart forges a fake driver’s license and takes Milhouse, Nelson, and Martin on a secret road trip, while telling their parents that they are going to an event called the National Grammar Rodeo.

While there aren’t any specifics about what the show is about, it does seem to share a bit of that childlike wonder. According to the article, “the series is described as a galactic take on classic ’80s Amblin adventure movies,” and that a casting notice is looking for four kids between the ages of 11 and 12. watts, who recently left Marvel Studios The Fantastic Four projectcreated the show with Spider-Man: Homecoming co-author Chris Ford. (Note: Watts likes to use TV references as working titles for projects, such as “George’s Summer” for Spider-Man Homecoming.)

When “Grammar Rodeo” will premiere or release has yet to be determined, but we know when most other Disney+ star wars the shows are coming. First of all, of course, we know that Obi Wan Kenobi coming out next week. After that, Vanity Fair reveals that Andor will be released in late summer of this year, and that The Mandalorian the third season will be released either late this year or early next year. Ahsokawhich is currently in production, will also be released next year, and The Acolytethe spectacle of the Haute République since Russian doll co-creator Leslye Headland, is almost entirely written and currently in casting.

As for the future of star wars movies, the article reports that Patty Jenkins Thieves Squadron won’t be next star wars film. That honor will likely go to the untitled film by director Taika Waititi and screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairnswith Thieves Squadron following in the future. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy would also not admit that Kevin Feige was producing a star wars movie (“I would love to see what movie he might come up with but right now, no, there’s nothing specific,” she said); nor would she confirm that Rian Johnson’s previously announced trilogy is no longer happening (“Rian has been incredibly busy with Knives out and the deal he made with Netflix for multiple movies,” Kennedy said).

All of this makes clear what most fans have recently begun to take for granted: the future of star wars, at least for now, is streaming. We will know much more about the future of star wars next week when Lucasfilm opens the doors on star wars Anaheim Celebration.

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