In some news that’s sure to put a major grin on the face of many a genre fan, Kevin Feige is going to be developing a new Star Wars movie.

Feige, of course, is the head honcho at Marvel Studios and is one of the key figures involved in shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the past decade. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, with Feige to work with Kathleen Kennedy on the picture.

This kind of comes as a surprise, but then kind of doesn’t. After all, both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm are now housed under the Disney banner.

On this news, Walt Disney Studios’ Alan Horn enthused, “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 fearful of whether this might impact the MCU, fear not, for Feige is remaining in his position with Marvel Studios – just that he’s essentially doing this Star Wars picture on the side as a passion project.

At this stage, there’s zero information on what this Star Wars project will involve, where it will be set, when it will be set, what characters will be featured, or when the movie will be released.

This latest Star Wars offering joins a slew of other in-development films from a galaxy far, far away. First up, this December sees Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit cinema screens, while a trilogy of Rian Johnson-developed Star Wars movies are in development, three other Star Wars pictures are booked in for 2022, 2024 and 2026, and various other potential Star Wars movies being eyed.

This comes hot on the heels of Disney’s Bob Iger this month saying how the House of Mouse had maybe delivered too many Star Wars movies in too short of a time, and that there was maybe fatigue setting in with the fan base…


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