A chance encounter on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home seemingly paved the way for the new Star Wars: Skeleton Crew show.
Speaking at the D23 Expo, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau revisited a conversation with Spider-Man director Jon Watts on the set of the movie.
Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Man movies, played Tony Stark’s chauffeur and close friend Happy Hogan in the movies. His role was then extended to the Spider-Man franchise as a sort of father figure to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker after Stark’s death, and even had a short-lived romance with Aunt May.
As fate would have it, the small talk between the two led to the inception of Skeleton Crew.
Jon Favreau said:
"“I was working with Jon Watts and I happened to mention to him the last time I was there that I’m working on [The Mandalorian], and how much fun it is, and would he ever want to collaborate, thinking maybe he might direct an episode or something. And he said, ‘Oh, no, no. We have a really fully-formed idea for what we want to do.'”"
Not much is known about the new show yet, other than it’s a Disney+ Original series starring Jude Law as the lead.
Co-producer Christopher Ford gave a brief introduction of what the series is going to be about:
"“It’s a show about a group of kids who get lost in the Star Wars galaxy.”"
Watch highlights from the Star Wars panel at D23 Expo below:
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is among the several upcoming Star Wars shows that fans are eagerly waiting for, especially since Jon Watts chose this over another MCU project.
Watts cordially parted ways with Marvel Studios in April this year after being in talks to revive the Fantastic Four franchise. However, Watts expressed interest to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime in the future again, which was reflected in the statement by president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito as well.