News News TV | Written by Laura Potier 19/05/2022

After the MCU, Jon Watts Heads To STAR WARS Space

Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts is traveling to a galaxy far, far away as creator of a new series for Disney+.

Vanity Fair reports that a new Star Wars series is headed to the platform, code named Grammar Rodeo – a reference to an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and his friends steal a car and run away for a week. VF states Watts' series will resemble the classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the 80s, in tone.

The new Star Wars show will take place after the events of Return of the Jedi, around the time period in which The Mandalorian is set. A casting notice has called for four children, around 11 to 12 years old, but that's quite literally all she wrote.

Watts will also helm and executive produce the series, alongside writer Chris Ford, who scripted Spider-Man: Homecoming. News of the filmmaker's latest venture comes a month after Jon Watts exited the MCU's Fantastic Four film.

Kevin Feige announced that the reboot is in development as part of Phase 4 alongside reboots of Blade and X-Men. It's unclear whether John Krasinski will reprise his Multiverse of Madness role as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic for the feature.