‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew’: Jude Law To Play A Jedi, Young Cast Of Co-Stars Revealed

A Star Wars movie with a tone similar to classic Amblin movies, ala The Goonies, sounds like something Lucasfilm would do in animated form. But that won’t be the case for Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, which centers on a group of lost kids trying to get home during the post–’Return of the Jedi’ reconstruction following the fall of the Empire. Jude Law has been the biggest name attached, other than the impressive group of directors, but now his cast of young co-stars has been revealed at Star Wars Celebration.

Law was revealed to be playing a Jedi in the series, although other details on his character remain unknown. He’ll be joined in the cast by Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, and Robert Timothy Smith. The kids are all expected to be around 10-years-old, although they are not all expected to be human.

The series has an incredible amount of talent behind the camera. Jon Watts and Christopher Ford (both of Cop Car and Marvel’s Spider-Man trilogy) are leading the way. The directors include Oscar-winning filmmakers The Daniels (Everything Everywhere All At Once), David Lowery (Peter Pan & Wendy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Mandalorian), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), and Jake Schreier who worked with Ford on Robot & Frank which is a terrific little movie.

That the time period is the same as The Mandalorian suggests the villains could be the space pirates recently seen on the show, or perhaps Cad Bane? [Variety]





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