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Marvel's Kevin Feige To Produce STAR WARS Movie For Lucasfilm

Kevin Feige has overseen the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it's inception in 2008. 22 films later, Feige produced the most successful movie of all time: Avengers: Endgame. Now he has his sites set on another franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Feige is set to develop a Star Wars film with Kathleen Kennedy. This year will mark the end of the Skywalker Saga, which is the ongoing story that Lucasfilm has been telling since 1977. After that, there will be a shift that ushers in a new era of Star Wars storytelling. Stories will explore different corners of the Star Wars universe.

Both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm are under the same Disney roof, so it makes sense to tap the talent that is readily available. Walt Disney co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn had this to say about Feige working on a Star Wars movie:
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.
For those fearing that this means Star Wars will have a Marvel feel to it, don't worry. Both know how to stay on brand, and Kennedy won't let Star Wars feel like anything but Star Wars that is why Phil Lord and Chris Miller were taken of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Colin Trevorrow was taken off Episode IX, their visions didn't gel with the brand. Feige won't produce a Marvel-lite movie. He will produce a Star Wars movie.

This could actually be a positive thing. Marvel is much more diverse behind the camera than Star Wars has ever been. If Feige brings anything over, maybe it will be that sensibility of picking unique filmmakers like Ryan Coogler and Chloé Zhao.

That is still a long way off however, we still have a lot of Star Wars to consume this year. The franchise's first live-action television show, The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ November 12. The final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker hits theaters December 20th.

Marvel's Kevin Feige To Produce STAR WARS Movie For Lucasfilm Reviewed by Matt Vernier on September 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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