Star Wars Coming-of-Age Adventure Series in Development from Spider-Man Director Jon Watts

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Vanity Fair has published a new Star Wars feature that includes insight on some of the future projects that Disney and Lucasfilm are planning for their blockbuster space fantasy franchise. Among those teased is a new series that is “described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s,” hinting at a show that is heavily inspired by features such as The Goonies, Richard Donner’s iconic comedy centered on the eponymous group of young misfits. The show is being spearheaded by Jon Watts and Chris Ford, who directed and wrote the script for Spider-Man: Homecoming, respectively. Watts was also the director behind Spider-Man: Far from Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latter of which has made over $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office.

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Another new series on the horizon doesn’t even have a title, just a code name: Grammar Rodeo, a reference to an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and his schoolmates steal a car and run away for a week, using a phony educational event as an alibi. The show takes place during the post–Return of the Jedi reconstruction that follows the fall of the Empire, the same as The Mandalorian, but its plot remains a secret. It’s created and executive-produced by director Jon Watts and writer Chris Ford, who made Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel. A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old. Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.

Source: Vanity Fair

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