Well… it was bound to happen, right? Don’t adjust your screens or clean your glasses, you read that title correctly.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is officially working on another Disney property! According to THR, Feige is officially developing a Star Wars film alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Insiders say that Feige actually met with Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, to discuss working on the Star Wars franchise. Feige is a Star Wars fanatic, so the news of him developing his own film is, unsurprising to say the least.
“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,” said Alan Horn. “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.”
Feige’s inclusion in the Star Wars universe does not hint at a structural change within Lucasfilm, sources maintain. A top Disney source told THR that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy remains in charge. The report also suggests that, while there are no stories details revealed, 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.
Ever since Solo: A Star Wars Story fumbled at the box office, Disney has taken a step back as to how it approaches the storied franchise. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set to conclude the main series of films, Lucasfilm will look to Rian Johnson, as well as David Benioff and D.B Weiss to flesh out untouched parts of the galaxy. Additionally, Disney+ has already ordered three Star Wars shows: The Mandalorian, Cassian Andor, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor.
Feige has become Disney’s golden goose in a sense, leading the charge with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the purchase of 20th Century Fox, Feige will take control over the X-Men and Fantastic Four catalogues.