Some surprising but exciting news has come out today in a galaxy far, far away, as The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will develop a future “Star Wars” movie for Lucasfilm!
Disney’s co-chairman Alan Horn told this to The Hollywood Reporter regarding Kevin Feige working on a “Star Wars” movie:
“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. With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy 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.”
The Hollywood Reporter also had this to say on what this news could mean for both Kevin Fiege and Kathleen Kennedy:
“Some see this move as a prelude to a larger role for Feige within Lucasfilm, while others say it merely reflects the Marvel executive’s passion for the franchise. A top Disney source says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy remains in charge with no plans for any changes. One knowledgeable source says Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play when and if he makes the movie.”
This is a fascinating development that I definitely wasn’t expecting, but being a huge fan of the MCU movies and knowing what an amazing job Kevin Feige has done leading Marvel Studios, I am super excited about this news, and can’t wait to see what he brings to “Star Wars”!