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Jon Watts’ Star Wars TV project gets some new details…

May 20th, 2022 by Marc Comments

It looks like we have some further details on the upcoming Star Wars series involving Spider-man: No Way Home director Jon Watts.

While we knew a while back that Watts would be involved in a future Star Wars project at Disny+ (here) and at that time we speculated that it might be the rumoured High Republic series or possibly it could be based around hit Star Wars novel which is essentially a Romeo & Juliett story set in that universe.

This was the call that what put out for four young actors at the time for the mystery series:

  • Lucasfilm is looking for a young man to play 11 years old of any ethnicity to play “Wyatt”. Wyatt yearns for great adventures, but finds his attention easily diverted. He wishes to be the hero in any situation he finds himself in. Wyatt is described as a series regular.
  • Lucasfilm is looking for a young man to play 11 years old of any ethnicity to play “Ned”. Ned is described as Wyatt’s bashful best friend. Ned is kind with a massive heart, but also tends to be a rules follower. That being said, Ned often finds himself pulled into Wyatt’s adventures. Ned is described as a series regular.
  • Lucasfilm is also looking to cast a young actress or non-binary actor of any ethnicity to play 12-year-old “Faye”. Faye is described as rebellious and extroverted, but at 12 years old they already have a chip on their shoulder. Faye is described as a series regular.
  • Lucasflim is also looking to cast a young woman to play 12 years old of any ethnicity to play “Kylie”. Kylie is Faye’s best friend and is described as serious, intelligent, and keeps her emotions guarded, behind a wall. Kylie is also a series regular.
  • It looks like this mystery Star Wars series is also looking to cast a man in his 30s to 40s as a series regular, but we haven’t been able to learn much more than that about this character.

However, we now know that the story will not be set in Star Wars’ past but will rather be set in the post-Return of the Jedi era and will be inspired by the work of Amblin Entertainment in the 1980s – meaning it will have an E.T. or Goonies-type feel which, if done well, could be a lot of fun in this universe.

Watts recently walked away from Marvel’s planned Fantastic Four movie (here) but is developing a project with George Clooney and Brad Pitt as well as being expected to come back for a fourth Spider-man at Sony/Marvel at some point, so he remains pretty busy.

Star Wars is big business at Disney at the moment, that’s for sure…

Source: Vanity Fair

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….