The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news that Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, will soon be heading to a galaxy far, far away. To the surprise of many, it was revealed that he will be teaming with Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, to develop a new Star Wars film.
With the Skywalker Saga coming to a close in The Rise of Skywalker this December, Kennedy “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,” said Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn.
There are some who are speculating that Feige joining the Star Wars Universe will open up a larger role for him within Lucasfilm. There are others though who say that he is merely a fan with a passion for the franchise. A source at Disney even told THR that Kennedy is still in charge and that there are no plans to make any changes. Some are still assuming though that Feige will eventually succeed Kennedy at Lucasfilm despite the fact that he has discussed his long-term plans for the future of the MCU.
Regardless, Feige has an almost perfect record with Marvel Studios, at least from a box office perspective. Knowing that he will be bringing his vision to the Star Wars franchise should do nothing but instill hope in fans. He is a longtime Star Wars fan who has cited George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis and Ron Howard as his favorite filmmakers. And while we don’t have any details on his project yet, you can bet that it will be epic.
What do you think about Kevin Feige making a movie (movies?) in the Star Wars Universe? Are there any specific time periods you would like to see his film cover?