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.