Something tells me that this wasn’t one of the 14,000,605 realities that Doctor Strange saw. The Multiverse is about to get even wilder with the news that Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige will develop a Star Wars movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Feige’s journey to the galaxy far, far away is his first work outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe in quite some time, but considering Feige’s passion for Star Wars, much like Thanos, it feels inevitable.
Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn told THR in a statement:
“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.”
Given that Feige has turned the Marvel Cinematic Universe into one of the most successful franchises of all time–and the fact that four of the top ten highest-grossing films of all time are his–it should come as no surprise that the House of Mouse is turning their attention to the only producer I know of with his own signature baseball cap collection. Some believe this is a prelude to Feige leaving Marvel Studios behind for a larger role within Lucasfilm, but it seems like they’re trying to use Feige’s impeccable track record and creative impulses to jump-start the Star Wars franchise for a new era as they leave the Skywalker Saga behind following the release of December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
In addition to the Star Wars film that Feige is developing, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is developing a trilogy of Star Wars movies and Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are working on feature film projects set within the galaxy far, far away as well. Our next sojourn to the Star Wars universe will be on November 12 when Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series, premieres on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Those series will be followed up by a Rogue One prequel series about Cassian Andor and K2-SO and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor.
We will continue to report on this story as it develops. In the meantime, let us know what kind of Star Wars movie you’d like to see from the mind of Kevin Feige in the comments below. My money is on Elan Sleazebaggano using his ill-gotten gains from slinging death sticks to finance war machines, which he ultimately comes to regret before using one of them to defend the galaxy over the course of 22 movies. Maybe it can even star Tom Holland. Only time will tell…
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Dan Casey is the creative director of Nerdist and the author of books about the Avengers and Star Wars. Talk to him on Twitter about Bothan spies.