Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce a Star Wars film
Kevin Feige, super-producer for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe movies, and unapologetic Star Wars nerd, is reportedly developing a new film for the galaxy far, far away.
Keeping himself busy following the severing of Marvel and Feige’s favourite hero, Spider-Man, the Marvel Studios President is now set to work on a secretive movie for Star Wars.
Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy "is pursuing a new era in 'Star Wars' storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a 'Star Wars' film together," Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Under his leadership, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the most powerful film franchise in the world, comprised of four of the top 10 highest grossing film of all time, one of which is Avenger’s Endgame which raked in near US $3 billion.
Horn said, "We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on, not only in terms of Star Wars but also Indiana Jones and reaching into other parts of the company including Children of Blood and Bone with Emma Watts and Fox.”
Set to release on December 20, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will become the final film in the sequel trilogy, also named the Skywalker trilogy. The film draws the series, which was created by George Lucas in 1977, to a close. Following this latest film, the Disney-owned franchise is honed to head in a new direction with completely new stories.
Feige is already thinking ahead and seizing his chance to work on one of his loves. He’s said to have already mustered up a “major actor” that he wants for a specific role when his Star Wars film comes around. Other than that, details remain scarce at this time.
Feige isn’t the only Marvel producer getting in on the Star Wars buzz however. Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, is the mastermind behind Disney+’s upcoming The Mandalorian TV show.
As it stands, the MCU power-house has drawn in around US $23 billion, compared to Disney Star Wars managing US $4.5 billion and making a loss on one film, Solo.