While Sony Pictures tried to sell fans that Spider-Man was out of the MCU because Kevin Feige was too busy with Marvel Studios’ new characters from Fox, that isn’t keeping him from working on a “Star Wars” film. That’s right folks, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn has revealed that Feige has just been tapped to bring us a story set in a galaxy far far away.
Horn shared that Lucasfilm’s Kathleen 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.”
This seems to completely contradict Sony’s statement that Feige was too busy with the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ to take on another new project. While there is always the chance that this “Star Wars” news was already in the works and helped edge out The Wallcrawler from his schedule, that doesn’t seem too likely. In the full reveal, Horn revealed:
“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.”
Disney has long stated that Lucasfilm wouldn’t be building their films in the same way that Marvel Studios has so those who aren’t a huge fan of Kennedy probably might try to view this as Feige being positioned to transition from Marvel to Lucasfilm. They also forget that she’ll have the job at least through 2021. With that in mind, this is most likely just another film that is in the works outside of the trilogy which Rian Johnson is developing and whatever movies D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are poised to bring us.
Are you excited at the prospect of Kevin Feige developing a “Star Wars” film? Do you think that he’ll bring the same passion to fans that he has to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter