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STAR WARS CELEBRATION: Jude Law confirmed to lead new Star Wars series called Skeleton Crew UPDATES ADDED

May 26th, 2022 by Marc Comments

We heard the rumors a few weeks back that Fantastic Beasts and Sherlock Holmes star Jude Law may be set to lead a new Star Wars series on Disney+.

And now, thanks to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, it’s been confirmed that the series will be set post Return of the Jedi in a universe recovering from Emperial rule. It is indeed the series will feature a cast of young kids (here) that is created and produced by Spider-man: No Way Home director Jon Watts and, while the story is secret, word is it will focus on a bunch of kids, possibly younglings, lost in the galaxy who will have to find their way home; we’re guessing Law will be playing their teacher/mentor who is helping get them to safety.

Law is a big star and, more importantly, a great actor, so having him leading a Star Wars series is music to our ears; “the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.”

Skeleton Crew, as it’s currently called, will be exec produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, so you can all rest easy… it’s in good hands.

More as and when we get it, guys.

UPDATE: Dave Filoni just said the new live-action series stars kids… but is “as much for kids as The Clone Wars”. If you’ve watched Clone Wars, you’ll know exactly what that means…  hint: it’s not a kids’ show.

UPDATED: Logo officially released:

Here’s the panel from Celebration:

Source: Variety

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….