Marvel Collaborator Jon Watts Reportedly in Talks to Direct Disney+ Star Wars Series
A consistent Marvel collaborator may be in for yet another job with Disney as Jon Watts is reportedly in talks to direct a Disney+ Star Wars series.
There may not be a more underrated or overlooked director in the current film landscape than the man responsible for bringing to life Spider-Man in the current MCU.
Jon Watts has been a name that has been incredibly important to the stratosphere of Marvel Studios, and should only continue to gain importance with every passing success of a project.
The director was tasked with reimagining the most iconic and wildly beloved comic book character in the history of the medium, to take part in the biggest and most beloved cinematic universe of films; and he did so flawlessly.
Watts was the visionary behind Spider-Man: Homecoming, the subsequent Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the iconic and record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home.
With every iteration into the characters MCU saga, it felt as though Watts only gained confidence in his narrative approach and visual style; with his focus on balancing the burden of heroism with the awkward reality of youth, Watts and the film’s star Tom Holland crafted a Peter Parker that may be the best ever.
He created iconic villains out of the likes of Michale Keeton’s Vulture or Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, and he balanced one of the most anticipated and theorized Marvel films; exceeding expectations and creating the most tragic Spider-Man story ever told.
With the young director also being tabbed by Marvel to bring the iconic Fantastic Four to the MCU- perhaps a more tumultuous task than even Spider-Man- it appears as though Marvel isn’t the only Disney property that is seeking his services.
It has recently been revealed that Jon Watts is reportedly in talks to direct a Disney+ Star Wars series.
ComicBook.com first reported the news, and it appears as though the production is slated to being this summer, with the publication unsure if Watts will be tasked with directing a single episode, or an entire run of a series.
Many Marvel fans expressed concern over how this development impacts Watt’s impending Fantastic Four reboot, but with the on-screen return of Marvel’s first family slated to be the final film of Marvel’s lauded Phase Four, there is still plenty of time for the project to come together.