Ever since the announcement that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige would be producing a ‘Star Wars’ film based on his idea, rumor mills have been churning out the idea that Feige’s movie would be coming after ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ in the slot set for 2022. Well, it would seem that this rumor is unfounded.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke about Feige’s movie in an interview with Rolling Stone saying:
“Kevin has been a huge fan of ‘Star Wars,’ and he’s made that pretty clear. And I think when he went off to do a couple of the ‘Spider-Man’ movies, he realized that he could kind of step in and out of what he’s doing specifically with just Marvel. He talked to us, and he talked to the studio and said, ‘You know, ‘Is there any chance I could step in and do one of the ‘Star Wars’ movies?’” And I thought it was a pretty cool idea. So we’re just beginning to talk about what that might be and when that might be. But it’s a ways off.”
In the interview, Kennedy acknowledged that Lucasfilm has some planning to do when it comes to the next decade of ‘Star Wars.’ Earlier this year, Kennedy met with Rian Johnson (who has been brought on to write and craft a new trilogy of films) and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners who were hired to take on a spinoff series of films). However, creative disagreements with Benioff and Weiss caused their project to fall through.
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Kennedy explained that Lucasfilm is open to exploring all avenues:
“It’s an incredible challenge, and it is something that we’re in the middle of, and I can’t even begin to tell you where this may end up, because I think you are absolutely right. I think whatever this next movie is, and how it begins to define a new way forward, it’s something we want to take plenty of time and plenty of conversation and careful thought before deciding exactly what we’re going to do.”
She continued, saying:
“We’ve got various things we’re looking at and various ways in which we can begin or not. As you can imagine. You know, do you go back? Do you go forward? All those questions are being asked. Do we stay in this galaxy? Do we go to another? The universe is never-ending. [Laughs.] The good news and the bad news. They have endless possibilities. It’s liberating, it’s exciting, and it creates a lot of pressure and anxiety as well.”
Stay tuned for more ‘Star Wars’ news as it becomes available. ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ opens in theaters on December 20!