Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige will crossover to produce a new “Star Wars” film and he gave a brief idea of what to expect out of that movie…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige has a lot on his plate these days but he’s about to add another responsibility after signing onto create his own “Star Wars” film as part of the same family under the Disney umbrella.
While Feige isn’t taking over control of Lucasfilm, the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe is lending a hand in the production of a new “Star Wars” movie that will take place after the upcoming “Rise of Skywalker” film closes out the nine film series that started with George Lucas’ original movie back in 1977.
Feige’s “Star Wars” project joins additional films on the way from Rian Johnson, who is directing a new trilogy after he helmed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 2017. A separate trilogy was also in the works from “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, but they split with Lucasfilm just recently to focus on their new deal with Netflix where they will be producing new films and series.
As for Feige’s plans, he couldn’t give away too much when asked about the subject during a recent appearance on the “Awards Chatter” podcast but he did tease that his take will involve a corner of the “Star Wars” universe that hasn’t been seen before.
“I love that world and I love the notion of exploring new people and new places in that universe,” Feige said. “But that’s sort of all that can be said for now.”
One emphatic answer that Feige was able to offer involved a rebuttal that there has been a “Star Wars” fatigue since the new films began rolling up with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015.
Following a tepid reaction to “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in 2018, Disney announced that it was slowing down the production on future “Star Wars” films after previously teasing several new projects that were already in the works.
Feige doesn’t buy that there are too many “Star Wars” films flooding the market and he’s obviously excited to offer a fresh new take when he travels to a galaxy far, far away in the near future.
“They’ve made five movies in about five years and it’s made over $5 billion,” Feige countered. “I think they’re doing just fine with “Star Wars” and “Rise of Skywalker” looks incredible to me.”
There is no word on when Feige’s “Star Wars” movie will get into production but he’s currently busy at work with the launch of Disney+ this week with several Marvel television series headed to the new streaming service. He’s also overseeing production on “The Eternals,” which is currently filming along with the upcoming release of the “Black Widow” movie starring Scarlett Johansson