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Star Wars: Daniels, the Oscar-Winning Duo Behind EEAAO, Directed Episode of Skeleton Crew

Hot off winning multiple Oscars for Everything Everywhere All at Once, filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert‘s next gig has been revealed to be in a galaxy far, far away, as the dynamic duo has been tapped to direct at least one episode of the Disney+ series Skeleton Crew.

Skeleton Crew is the upcoming Disney+ series starring Jude Law that hails from Jon Watts, the director of Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man trilogy, as well as executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Set in the New Republic era, the show follows a group of kids lost in the galaxy as they try to find their way home.

Multiple sources have described the production as “chaotic,” though that wouldn’t exactly be a new development for the Star Wars universe, which saw the very Daniels-like duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired in the middle of directing Solo: A Star Wars Story. Despite shooting last summer and having wrapped months ago, Skeleton Crew has been shrouded in secrecy, and other than Watts, its directors have remained a mystery. Indeed, that may just be the Lucasfilm way, as the directors for Season 3 of The Mandalorian weren’t revealed until two months before it premiered.

Daniels won three Oscars for Everything Everywhere — Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Last summer, they signed a five-year with Universal, which surely wants their feature follow-up to EEAAO. Kwan and Scheinert got their start directing music videos before making their feature debut with Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse. They’re represented by Mosaic.

You can expect all kinds of Star Wars news to be revealed and confirmed at Star Wars Celebration, which is scheduled for April 7-10 in London. However, the Daniels news was first reported by One Take News and confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter. As for Skeleton Crew, it’s slated to debut on Disney+ later this year.



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