Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, better known as the Daniels, head to the world of Star Wars after sweeping the Oscars this month with the seven statuettes of Everything at Once Everywhere, two directly received by their I work on the direction and the original script. And it is that the next thing that the public will be able to see of this creative tandem will be the episode that they directed in Skeleton Crew, the series pending premiere and that is part of the Star Wars franchise.
This is the series headed by Jon Watts, director of Tom Holland's Spider-Man films, and who wants to recover the spirit of Amblin's films from the eighties such as Back to the Future or The Goonies, focusing on the adventures of a group of young people in the fictional universe created by George Lucas and in the same historical stage in which The Mandalorian or Ahsoka take place, another series pending release about the jedi played by Rosario Dawson.
Of course, the Daniels have wanted to make it clear that it is a work prior to the premiere of Everything at the same time everywhere and its conquest of the Oscars. “We directed an episode. Jon Watts approached us for an episode a while back (before TALVETP came out). We love Jon, we love Star Wars, we love learning about new technology, we love meeting new casts and crews, and we needed those days of work to maintain our health insurance (!!!), so it was an easy yes,” Kwan explained. from his Instagram account.
These words were not only intended to confirm a rumor that had appeared in the American media, but above all to calm the spirits of his loved ones and admirers who feared that, after the repercussion of All at once everywhere, the first thing that accept outside a commissioned job. Hadn't they taken the seven statuettes precisely because of their originality instead of letting themselves be crushed by the Hollywood industry?
So, while they are "excited" at the prospect of audiences seeing this episode of Skeleton Crew, which will feature Jude Law, they have also stressed that they will continue to work on original films not tied to existing commercial franchises: " Our next movie will be an original project by the Daniels so you can stop worrying (and bothering me)."
With the signing of the Daniels for Skeleton Crew, the interesting cast of Star Wars directors on television is confirmed with the presence of Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok), Robert Rodríguez (Open Until Dawn), Peyton Reed (Ant-man), Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) or Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) in The Mandalorian, in addition to Watts and the Daniels with episodes pending broadcast for the new series scheduled for 2023 on Disney.