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Lucasfilm Taps Jon Watts To Direct New Mystery Series For Star Wars

By Abraham George
February 21,2022

Star Wars is about to have a  rush of new content, this year. With the Book of Boba Fett having completed its first season, the next step is on the Mandalorian. But it doesn’t stop there. This isn’t a surprise, but it seems Lucasfilm is working on more Star Wars projects. Though these projects haven’t been formally announced, they’re catering to suspense.

Lucasfilm wants to take the genre to a new level. A level where the younger generation can lead against the darkest forces in the galaxy. The studios are working hard to bring in their universe of characters across theaters and Disney+.

Even though consumers want to experience a good Star Wars, that touches on the lore. Such a show deserves a passionate director. Reports say that Lucasfilm has already tapped their director for this series.

What Could The Show Be About?

Star wars high republic poster

Cinelinx first reported on a project for pre-teens and teenagers. They used the term “Stranger Things in space” to describe the project. Cinelinx was also the first to say that this new series will be set in the High Republic era, which hasn’t been shown on screen at Lucasfilm’s movie slate.

The Bespin Bulletin said that the mystery series, which has the code name “Grammar Rodeo,” will start filming this summer. The Bespin Bulletin also said that a well-known name is attached to the project, but no information about who this person might be has been given. Murphy’s Multiverse said that the show will end production in December.

There are now new character descriptions for five of the main characters in the new series: four pre-teens, ages 11-12 and one man in his 30s or 40s. When this Star Wars Disney Plus show was still in the works, new information about it may have come to light.

Jon Watts To Helm The Show

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Jon Watts, Holland and his stunt double
Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures

Discussing Film says that Jon Watts is in talks to direct at least one episode of the new series, but this could change if he can. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Disney/Lucasfilm is interested in Jon Watts, who worked with Marvel Studios on the Spider-Man trilogy and the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.

Watts might be a good fit for a show about teenagers because he has worked on the Spider-Man movies in the MCU. Spider-Man: Homecoming, in particular, shows that Watts can write a truly interesting coming-of-age story about teenagers that will keep you hooked and relatable.

Jon has had a good box-office record. Spider-Man: No Way Home has broken a lot of box office records since it came out. It was the first pandemic-era movie to make more than $1 billion around the world, and it has now made more than $1.7 billion around the world.

Not only did No Way Home make $587 million over the weekend, but it’s opening day was the second-highest of all time with $122 million. This was behind Avengers: Endgame. Currently, No Way Home is the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time. It is also one of the top 10 highest-grossing North American releases in the history of movies.

Favreau To Produce The Show

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Discussing Film also reported Jon Favreau to be producing the show. He is well known for his work on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Jon Favreau took Star Wars to a whole new street level of action. It isn’t a big surprise, even though, that Favreau is linked to the new series. It does raise some questions about what this new mystery series will be about. A lot of people are talking about this project, and they think it could be set in the High Republic era. A project that Lucasfilm really wants to get across.

He also worked on The Book of Boba Fett, which seems like he would want to connect the dots. The Book of Boba Fett looked like it was setting up Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy as a possible spin-off. Just like The Mandalorian set up The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka for Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. With pre-teens and teenagers at the heart of this series, along with a man in his 30s or 40s, this could be another way to look at the post-Empire era from a different angle. This could be Luke’s story before the destruction of the temple.

A New Direction For Star Wars And Lucasfilms

Lucasfilm Focusing On Star Wars And Not Newer Projects

Lucasfilm Focusing On Star Wars And Not Newer Projects

A group of Jedi Younglings or Padawans are learning from an experienced Jedi Master. This could be either during the High Republic or during the rise of the New Republic. In the past, Favreau has shown that he can bring exciting Star Wars stories to life.

Jon Watts could be a great director for this new type of live action Star Wars series. Jon Watts could be in charge of at least one episode of the new series, which is very exciting because he did a great job with the Spider-Man trilogy in the MCU.

There are a lot of Star Wars shows that are being confirmed for Disney+. Rumors have started to spread about other projects that could be on the service. This year, it was rumored that The Mandalorian’s Bo-Katan could also be getting her own spin-off show of her own. Reports say that Qi’ra from Solo: A Star Wars Story could get her own show on Disney+ as well.