Jon Favreau Confesses Stealing ‘Spider-Man’ Director, ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Intertwine

Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars universe are officially colliding with The Skeleton Crew on Disney+, but Jon Favreau is to thank for stealing Jon Watts from Kevin Feige.


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Jon Watts stole the hearts of every Marvel fan with Spider-Man: No Way Home (2022), and many looked forward to the future of the MCU with Watts’ upcoming Fantastic Four (2023).

At the height of his popularity, Watts officially announced that he was leaving Marvel for an unknown venture. Unbeknownst to fans at the time, Jon Favreau was in Jon Watts’ ear:

Jon Favreau brought Jon Watts to Lucasfilm after working with him on the ‘SPIDER-MAN’ films. #D23Expo

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With The Skeleton Crew on board at Lucasfilm, fans quickly learned that Jon Watts left the Marvel collection for Jude Law’s upcoming streaming series for Disney+.

Now, Jon Favreau has confessed to essentially stealing Jon Watts for his upcoming project, adding one of the most incredible creatives to the portfolio of Lucasfilm directors, including Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, and more.


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Now, Jude Law is coming to a galaxy far, far away with his Skeleton Crew, an all-new adventure billed as a group of travelers lost amongst the galaxy:

First look at Jude Law in #SkeletonCrew

The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Moff Gideon(Giancarlo Esposito), the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or Rian Johnson’s Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show and an upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars: Jedi Survivor or Star Wars Eclipse.

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