If it was ever actually a possibility, Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie is no longer a thing. Entertainment Tonight talked to Feige at the premiere for The Marvels. When the outlet asked if the Star Wars movie was happening, Feige said, “No.” We first heard about this potential project in late 2019. And even though then-Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn told The Hollywood Reporter that it made sense for Feige and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy to work on a Star Wars film together, Kennedy told IGN earlier this year that “nothing ever got developed.” So, Feige’s Star Wars movie that was maybe only ever sort of in development is not moving forward.
Reports in early 2021 stated Feige hired Loki creator Michael Waldron to write the script. That indeed was true, as Waldron discussed it with Variety in an interview following Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (which he wrote). He said:
We’re finally into it in earnest. I mean, I’m writing away. It’s a lot of fun. I’m enjoying having the freedom on that to do something that’s not necessarily a sequel or anything. It maybe has a little bit less of a — it just doesn’t have a bunch of TV shows and movies that you’re servicing on top of it, the way I did with Doctor Strange. So it’s nice. It feels like a different exercise.
So, it sounds like something did indeed develop. There was at least a script. But Kennedy said at Star Wars Celebration 2023, “We never discussed an idea. As everybody knows, Kevin’s a huge Star Wars fan, and if he did come up with something, I would be all ears, but that’s never really happened. So it’s not an abandoned project, it just didn’t happen.”
Details seem fuzzy all around, but we know now definitively, from Kevin Feige himself, that his Star Wars feature film is not happening. It’s too bad; we were counting on him to bring in some classic Star Wars nods from Marvel Comics.