Jon Watts is well planning a Star Wars children’s series inspired by 1980s Amblin productions

Jon Watts is preparing a Star Wars children's series inspired by 1980s Amblin productions
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The director of the latest Spider-Man is currently looking for 11/12 year old actors to play the heroes of “Grammar Rodeo”.

Yesterday, Vanity Fair unveiled exclusive coverage of Star Wars, whose news is taking place at the moment mainly on the small screen. Rosario Dawson, Pedro Pascal, Ewan McGregor and Diego Luna pose for the playoffs Ahsoka (expected in 2023), The Mandalorian (whose season 3 should be broadcast at the end of the year on Disney+), Obi-Wan Kenobi (from May 27) and Andor (announced this summer). And these are not the only shows being made within Lucasfilm, since the article takes advantage of this event to specify that Jon Watts has just been officially hired by Kathleen Kennedy’s studio to be the showrunner of a new series. Currently titled “Grammar Rodeo” (this title will certainly change, the producers of Star Wars being traditionally followers of code names of this type), she will follow a group of young rebels shortly after the events of the Return of the Jedi. The magazine describes the concept as “a galactic take on Amblin’s classics, those 1980s coming-of-age adventure films.”

So get ready for “The Space Goonies?” The announcement clearly highlights the fact that this series will be mainly aimed at children. Carried by young people, too, because on the casting side, the director is currently looking for actors aged 11/12 to join the adventure.
Behind the scenes, the arrival of Jon Watts on this project is not really a surprise, as the director has been a hit with his trilogy Spiderman worn by Tom Holland. He had planned to continue with an adaptation of 4 Fantastic, always for Disney, but abandoned this project recently. Because he had already been approached for Grammar Rodeo ? For now, this project has no release dates on Disney +, but now that it has been officially announced, its creation could go quickly: when the series was first mentioned in February, it was specified that it could start filming at the end of the year.

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