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Skeleton Crew Stars Kids But Is Not A Kids Show Says Writer And Star

We have a release window as Star Wars: Skeleton Crew premiere's this Christmas and also features both matte paintings and stop-motion.

We know that Skeleton Crew stars a cast of kids, however it is NOT a kids show says writer Chris Ford and star Jude Law. The pair recently appeared on EW‘s Dagobah Dispatch Podcast. To begin with Ford, who co-created the series with Jon Watts talked about the tone of the upcoming Star Wars series.

Skeleton Crew‘s tone is an adventure,” Ford says. “We wanted it to be a lot of fun. But of course, along with adventure comes the downside of it, which is danger. And when the kids are in danger, it’s extra fraught. So we played with that, but overall we wanted it to be just a fun adventure.”

“Hopefully it can be for all ages. When we told Kathy Kennedy about that we wanted to go for that Amblin tone, which she perfected over the years, what she would say is that they never thought of those as movies for kids. They just happen to be about kids, a story of a kid going on an adventure. So it could be for anyone.”

This is always the key point for me. Is this a good movie/show about kids [Goonies, Stranger Things, ET] or is this designed for kids and might not work for adults [Spy Kids]? Within the Star Wars universe I tend to like the darker stories more, but I can still enjoy lighter toned projects. What I have no interest in is kiddy crap that usually is allowed to be worse, because ‘kids won’t know the difference’. They absolutely do.

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Star Jude Law, the one main adult cast member, has been rumored to have a Jedi background. Some footage has shown what appears to be Law’s character levitating an object. For now though, he’s keeping his cards close to his chest.

“I can’t tell you very much about my character,” the actor says. “He is someone the children meet on their attempt to get home. He is like a lot of the world that they experience: contradictory, and at times a place of nurture and other times a place of threat.”

“Because it’s through their eyes,” he says of the younger characters (played by Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, Robert Timothy Smith, and Ryan Kiera Armstrong), “at times there’s a sort of goofy nature and a goofy relationship between the kids and the adults. And then other times it’s really quite dark and quite scary, which I guess is what the world probably looks like to an awful lot of 11-year-olds.”

The balance will be what makes or breaks Skeleton Crew for me. I’m not sure I know any adult Star Wars fans who are super excited for this one. I can’t say I am, but I’ll be watching it when it hits and giving you my takes, whether good or bad in my opinion. The series, whilst having no official release date yet, is expected to debut around November or December on Disney+.

So we are told Skeleton Crew may star kids, but it is NOT a kids show by writer Chris Ford. What do you think of Ford’s or Law’s comments on Skeleton Crew? Thoughts below as always.

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