There have been multiple Star Wars actors that have crossed over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and vice versa. The same thing could start happening with directors. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is allegedly still working on his not-so-secret Star Wars film. Now Jon Watts could join the fray.
Watts, who directed all three MCU Spider-Man films, is reportedly in talks to direct at least one episode of a Star Wars TV show, according to DiscussingFilm. The source claims the “mysterious” series will begin filming soon.
The only thing known about the rumored show so far is its codename “Grammar Rodeo.” Several weeks ago we reported on a rumor surrounding a High Republic show, and the two may be one in the same. Similar to past Disney+ Star Wars series, it appears Watts would only direct a single episode of the show instead of the whole thing.
“Grammar Rodeo” is not the same as The Acolyte, a confirmed Leslye Headland series for Disney+ also set during The High Republic era. Though we don’t know much about that show either, it was officially announced during Disney Investor Day 2020 and, as far as we know, is still in development.
Watts made headlines when he completed a “trilogy” of Star Wars references in his MCU Spider-Man movies. And he wouldn’t be the first to direct or appear in both an MCU project and a Star Wars property. Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson both made their respective MCU debuts after appearing in the Star Wars prequels. Lupita Nyong’o and Benicio Del Toro both appeared in the sequel trilogy and the MCU. And let’s not forget Jon Favreau, who voiced Rio in Solo: A Star Wars Story before directing The Mandalorian — and after playing Happy Hogan in the MCU.
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