Star Wars TV Series From Spider-Man Director Gets More Details - Report
The show is codenamed "Grammar Rodeo," a reference to a classic Simpsons episode.
New information has come to light about Spider-Man director Jon Watts' new Star Wars TV series. According to Vanity Fair, the new show doesn't have a title yet, but it's in the works under the codename "Grammar Rodeo," which is a reference to an episode of The Simpsons.
According to the report, the series is set after the events of Return of the Jedi during the "reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire." This would be in a similar timeline to The Mandalorian. Specific plot details for Watts' new show, however, are under wraps for now. However, the report said the show aims to be a "galactic version" of Steven Spielberg coming-of-age adventure movies of the '80s.
The report said Watts created and is an executive producer on the show alongside writer Chris Ford; Watts and Ford worked together on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Disney is putting out the call to cast four children in the show, aged around 11 or 12 years old, according to the report.
Vanity Fair credits nothing and no one with the information about Watts' new Star Wars TV show, and it remains officially unannounced. Watts working on a Star Wars series is not a surprise, though, as Discussing Film reported in February this year that Watts was making a Star Wars TV series.
The new Star Wars TV show from Watts, should it be real, would be just the latest Star Wars series, following The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+. Disney's next Star Wars show is Obi-Wan Kenobi, which premieres later this month. After that, Disney will release Andor and Ahsoka shows.
As for what Watts is making next, he recently sold a movie to Apple Studios featuring George Clooney and Brad Pitt playing "fixers" who are simultaneously hired for the same job. Watts will write and direct.
Watts directed the new Spider-Man films with Tom Holland that collectively grossed about $4 billion at the global box office. Watts was lined up to direct the new Fantastic Four movie, but he has now dropped out.
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