Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has had quite the run of success building up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Four of those films are now included in the list of top ten films ever released. This past summer was the culmination of his run so far with Avengers: Endgame, which grossed $2.9 billion and was able to surpass Avatar as the top grosser of all time. Now he is working on a new set of films that we started to hear about in San Diego at Comic-con and then in Anaheim at D23, as well as series that will be premiering on Disney+. So what more can the man do?
Well did you guys know that he is also a Star Wars fan? Like if Feige didn’t have enough on his plate, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that he will be developing a Star Wars film as part of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy makes new plans for films and series set in the Star Wars universe. Their sources say that he had had a discussion about this role for Feige in a late summer meeting with Kennedy and co-chairman Alan Horn and Alan Bergman.
Horn commented on the announcement:
“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.”
With Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker set to finally wrap up the story that first began back in 1977. The addition of Feige has some saying that this is only the beginning of his role with Lucasfilm, while others call it passion project as he is a huge fan of the franchise. It also could be a move by Disney to get a positive buzz going as Star Wars: The Last Jedi left audiences divided.
This is very interesting news as you may start to think that Feige maybe taking on too much going forward. But if this is maybe just one film that he is doing, it would be interesting to see what Star Wars story, set in a galaxy far far away he wants to tell.
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Disney’s Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker debuts in theaters December 20th, 2019.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter