The initial details on No Way Home director Jon Watts’ upcoming mysterious Star Wars series on Disney+ have finally been unveiled.
As shared by Vanity Fair, a few tidbits came up about the series that is codenamed Grammar Rodeo, confirming that it will be taking place during the period of reconstruction after the defeat of the Galactic Empire in the Return of the Jedi.
Upcoming Star Wars Series Is Codenamed Grammar Rodeo
For those who do not know, this is the same timeframe where shows like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett take place, though the forthcoming series looks like it would be targeting a much younger fanbase. Furthermore, it is described as “a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.” The casting is already underway, with Watts, Lucasfilm alongside writer Chris Ford seeking four kids aged between 11 and 12.
The Announcement Took Place In February!
The announcement was made way back in February that Jon Watts will helm a Disney+ Star Wars series. After about two months, it was revealed that Watts had left MCU’s Fantastic Four reboot. “Making three Spider-Man films was an incredible and life-changing experience for me,” Watts revealed at the time. “I’m eternally grateful to have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for seven years. I’m hopeful we’ll work together again and I can’t wait to see the amazing vision for Fantastic Four brought to life.”
Apart from Grammar Rodeo, other forthcoming Star Wars TV projects include The Mandalorian Season 3, The Bad Batch Season 2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, The Acolyte, Andor, and Lando. There’s also a Tales of the Jedi animation project underway, though we do not know many details until Star Wars Celebration later this month.
On the cinematic side of things, the future seems less clear. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had earlier confirmed that Rian Johnson’s trilogy is still under works, and there’s also an unspecified project from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige underway. Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) is also set to direct Rogue Squadron, though that was reportedly delayed over creative differences back in November. Despite this, the movie stays slated for a December release next month as of Disney’s latest release schedule update.