A wildly cool rumor running rampant around the Star Wars community might actually be true. It says that Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the Oscar-winning directors of the Best Picture-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once, directed an episode of the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ show, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew.
The news first broke on the site One Take News and though Lucasfilm would not comment, our reporting suggests the news is accurate. Apparently, before the Daniels won that prestigious Best Director Oscar (and several others for their latest film) they directed at least one episode of the show’s first season, which wrapped filming earlier this year. Let the farting corpses and hot dog fingers fly!
Skeleton Crew follows “four kids who find themselves lost in in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home,” and it was created by Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts and Christopher Ford. Jude Law is the only announced star but we know it takes place in the same timeframe as The Mandalorian, so characters from this show might cross over with that show as well as others.
And while the news of a Daniels episode of a Star Wars show is maybe the coolest thing you’ll hear all week, you also have to wonder, is it enough? Or is it just right? These guys aren’t fun, quirky indie directors anymore. They’re up there among the best of the best. Oscar winners. Mega stars. Shouldn’t they be doing Star Wars movies, not shows? On the other hand, an episode of a Star Wars show is a great way to play around in a universe so many people love and the list of people who’ve done so is hugely impressive: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Rodriguez, Taika Waititi, Peyton Reed, Deborah Chow, Jon Favreau, the list goes on and on.
While this news has yet to be officially confirmed, an announcement could come next month at Star Wars Celebration Europe, which takes place April 7-11. We expect lots of big news from there not just about Star Wars Disney+ shows such as Skeleton Crew, but new movies too.
Correction: A previous version of this story was unclear if the Daniels had yet to or already completed directing an episode of the show. That’s been updated.
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