With the Triple Force Friday live stream event just hours away, some huge news has come in from a galaxy far, far away. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is developing a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm! The trade says that Feige first discussed the Star Wars movie with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and The Walt Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman this summer.
“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,” said Horn. “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.”
THR says that some speculate it might mean a larger role for Feige within Lucasfilm, whereas it could just reflect Feige’s passion for the franchise. They add that “one knowledgeable source says Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play if and when he makes the movie.” Who do you think the actor could be?
Feige has been the president of Marvel Studios since 2007 and has overseen all of the studio’s films, including the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame. He’s got quite a slate of Marvel Studios projects ahead, both coming to theaters and the Disney+ streaming service.
Next up for the Star Wars franchise is the live-action series The Mandalorian, which is premiering on Disney+ November 12th. The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Warrior).
Then the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will close out the Skywalker saga in theaters on December 20th. Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.