A new report from Production Weekly has indicated that a mystery Star Wars project will start filming in June.
The latest Production Weekly blog post has provided updates for certain Star Wars projects – should the report be accurate, then the Ahsoka limited series begins filming in April, the first season of The Acolyte films from May to November, and the second season of Andor begins filming in the Fall (as Stellan Skarsgård recently indicated). (These three productions are code named “Stormcrow”, “Paradox”, and “Pilgrim”, respectively.) But what’s garnering the most attention is the presence of a new project, given the code name of “Grammar Rodeo”, which is explicitly listed as being a Star Wars project. At this time, details are extremely scarce, and it’s not clear if this is going to be for a television series or a movie (either for streaming or theatrical release).
While Production Weekly has had a hit-or-miss record when it comes to Star Wars reporting and is not necessarily the most reliable source of information regarding new productions, another source has indicated that there could be truth to the reporting. Bespin Bulletin has indicated that the report is accurate for the mystery production. There are not many other details provided, such as the filming schedule, setting, or cast and crew, but it was explained that “a familiar name” is involved with the project’s development, and the project will be filming at Manhattan Beach Studios, where filming took place for The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other upcoming live-action Star Wars series.
Despite filming in the location where many of the shows adjacent to The Mandalorian are usually shot, Bespin Bulletin has indicated that the show will most likely not be another tie-in. They asked if this new project could either be tied to the rumored Andor spin-off starring Forrest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera, but was explicitly told that this was something completely different than anything that’s been announced or speculated about by insiders. They also said that it’s possible that Cinelinx’s report of a High Republic era show involving a younger cast might be this mystery project. Hopefully, we’ll get an update on the slate of Star Wars projects in the near future to clear things up.
Lucasfilm has a lot in the pipeline, with most of it being tied to Star Wars. Their confirmed theatrical slate includes the Rogue Squadron film, alongside an assortment of projects being developed by Kevin Feige and Michael Waldron, J. D. Dillard and Matt Owens, Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman, and Taika Waititi and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and rumored movies set in the distant past of the Star Wars setting. Their streaming slate includes the ongoing series The Book of Boba Fett, Andor, and The Acolyte, additional seasons of The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch, the limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, and Lando, the animated movie A Droid Story, and possibly a second season of Visions alongside a Tales of the Jedi series. Aside from Star Wars, Lucasfilm is developing Indiana Jones 5 for theaters and the Willow sequel series for streaming.