The latest Star Wars show for Disney+, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, has wrapped filming. Stunt coordinator George Cottle shared am Instagram post capturing the moment. The post has since been taken down, but this is the internet, somebody is always watching.
Deadline have picked up on it and run the story. The post said:
“That’s a Wrap on Skeleton Crew!! Once again I was lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most amazing stunt performers I have ever worked with!! I fell so lucky to work with you all! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! So so excited for this one!”
Others on the crew piled in, such as stunt actor Juliana Potter who said:
“Going to miss my Star Wars: Skeleton Crew stunt family. So grateful. Can’t wait for the world to see what’s in store.”
Obviously the House Of Mouse PR department got wind of this and dispatched Inquisitors, or something.
Jude Law leads the cast, and the show tells the story of a group of kids who are about ten years old who get lost in the Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm have been clear that, despite the kids, this is not a kids show.
Jon Watts, Disney favorite from his time in Marvel with the big-earning Spider-Man trilogy, teamed up with writer Christopher Ford to create the show. It apparently takes place in the same era as The Mandlorian. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are inevitably attached as executive producers. It is expected on Disney+ later this year.
Meanwhile, also in the world of Star Wars, Daisy Ridley has been reflecting on her time in the galaxy far, far away. There has been a lot of talk about “toxic fandom” in Star Wars circles after Kelly Marie Tran and Moses Ingram were reportedly targeted online by disgruntled fans.
Ridley herself was on the receiving end of a backlash when she posted a social message in support of victims of gun violence.
At Sundance to promote her new movie, she spoke with Variety about this and how, given time to reflect, she’s a lot more relaxed about things. They asked if any incoming female cast members of new Star Wars shows, such as The Acolyte lead Amandla Stenberg, need to be prepared for this:
“The world is a crazy place. It’s important to tune out the stuff. Not just with ‘Star Wars,’ but with everything, you try and be in the moment and enjoy what it is because life moves quickly.
Amandla Stenberg can handle herself. She’s been working for a long time. I sat next to someone at the Wakanda Forever premiere, an executive, and they said [The Acolyte] is amazing.
Everyone knows how things are and how they can be. We’re all living in that, with people saying more than they need to and commenting more than they need to. It’s so individual. Find the good in it all and enjoy it.”
Her Sundance stint is to promote Sometimes I Think About Dying, in which she plays a depressed cubicle worker who is inspired to change her life by a new office mate. She also has Young Woman and the Sea in production which tells the story of Gertrude Ederle, an American swimming champion, who first won a gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games. In 1926, Ederle became the first woman to swim 21 miles across the English Channel.