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Jude Law's Star Wars Series Has Begun Filming

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Production on Lucasfilm's Skeleton Crew has already begun.

According to a report by The Bespin Bulletin, the mysterious Star Wars series coming to Disney+ and starring Jude Law began filming in late June at Manhattan Beach Studios in Manhattan Beach, CA. The studio has served as the production home for several Star Wars Disney+ shows, including The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming Ahsoka series. Additional filming will take place in Culver City and California State University in Dominguez, CA.

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Announced at Star Wars Celebration 2022, Skeleton Crew was co-created by Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts, who serves as executive producer alongside his frequent collaborator Christopher Ford. The Mandalorian's Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni will serve as co-executive producers.

While details on the series remain under wraps, Lucasfilm described the project as "a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the '80s". Its protagonists will be children living in a period following the events of 1983's Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi as they get lost in space and try to find their way back home. Law is the only actor currently attached to the Disney+ series and his role has not been disclosed. But the production is currently seeking four children between the ages of 11 and 12 to co-star with Law.

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Skeleton Crew is one of several new Star Wars projects in the works for Disney+. Diego Luna's Andor series will debut on Disney+ on Aug. 31 with a two-episode premiere. New seasons of The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch are in production, while Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka series will hit Disney+ in 2023. Other planned Disney+ projects in the works include Star Wars: Visions Season 2, Lando, The Acolyte and Young Jedi Adventures.

On the theatrical front, the future of Star Wars appears less certain. A planned Star Wars movie from Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi was reported to not be a done deal yet. "I'm trying to write the 'Star Wars' idea at the moment," Waititi said. "I've got to see how that goes, because once I submit it, that might determine when it gets made or if it gets made, even." Additionally, Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron remains delayed indefinitely while a separate project from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige remains in a similarly vague development stage.

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew does not yet have a release date on Disney+.

Source: The Bespin Bulletin

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