After months of rumours of a mystery Star Wars series codenamed Grammar Rodeo being in active development, LucasFilm have officially confirmed the rumours to Vanity Fair.
Vanity Fair have revealed that the rumoured Grammar Rodeo project is very real, and also confirmed that Spider-Man: No Way Home director, Jon Watts, who was rumoured to be directing the series, created the project alongside Christopher Ford, and that both are executive producers on the series. Variety and Lucasfilm didn’t reveal much on the top secret series, but confirmed that the series is set after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The article also confirms reports that the series is looking to cast children in the ages of eleven to twelve years old and at Lucasfilm the series is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the 1980’s.
The reveal that the series is set post-Return of the Jedi goes against previous rumours that the series would be set during the High Republic era, which leads me to wonder if the series itself is attached to the “MandoVerse”, or if we’re going to see Luke Skywalker’s Jedi academy, something fans have been asking for quite some time.
Jon Watts is best known for directing and writing Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man Home trilogy which includes Homecoming, Far From Home, and the box office juggernaut, No Way Home. Christopher Ford wrote Homecoming alongside Watts, but didn’t work on the sequels, and instead wrote another Tom Holland flick, Chaos Walking, which also starred Daisy Ridley.
Grammar Rodeo is set to begin filming next month at Manhattan Beach Studios and Culver City, California and is expected to film until December, but no release window has been confirmed at this time. Hopefully with Star Wars Celebration just mere weeks away we get more information on the series including casting.
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