Daniels in addition to directing Star Wars: We needed healthcare
“Anyone who writes to us about being sucked into the ‘corporate machine’ can get cold feet,” said Daniel Kwan.
The “everything everywhere at once” Oscar winner Daniels has no time to deal with comments that they’ve been “sucked up by the ‘corporate machine'” after announcing that they’ve signed on to direct Disney+’s ‘Star Wars.’ ” series “The Skeleton Crew”.
The series will star Jude Law and center around a group of kids from a planet who get lost in the larger “Star Wars” galaxy. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” director Jon Watts, showrunner of the series, confirmed that it is a “Stranger Things”-type adventure series about teenagers trying to get home.
Oscar winners Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have responded to fan backlash over their move to Disney.
“Lol, all those who write to us about being sucked into the ‘corporate machine’ can cool off. These titles are always misleading,” Kwan shared on Instagram Stories. – Do not worry. We are not working on a full series, we guest directed an episode. Jon Watts approached us to do an episode a while back (before EEAAO came out). We love Jon, we love Star Wars, we love learning new technology, we love meeting new cast and crew, and we needed the days to keep our health (!!!), so it was easy, yeah.”
Kwan added: “I’m excited for them to see it. Our next film will be an original Daniels project, so you don’t have to worry (and don’t bother about it) anymore.
The Daniels filmed the “Skeleton Crew” episode last year before accepting the 2023 Academy Awards. The duo won Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” while stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis won acting awards.
The Daniels told IndieWire’s Eric Kohn at the premiere of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” at SXSW 2022 that the directing duo turned down a collaboration with Marvel on Disney+’s “Loki” series and instead pursued their own independent multiverse film. .
“There were meetings with Marvel about ‘Loki’ that we didn’t even record,” Scheinert said.
Co-director Kwan added, “We tried to make our own multiverse movie. No, the appointment was set and we went, but by the time we left we said we probably wouldn’t make it. We were trying to shoot our own film at the same time.”
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