Marvel boss Kevin Feige developing a 'Star Wars' movie for Lucasfilm and Disney
Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play when and if he makes the movie but it’s unclear who that person is at this stage.
It's time for speculations and anticipation. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is going to be developing a 'Star Wars' film, THR reported. The Marvel Studios boss had pitched a new film to Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President, Bob Iger, the Disney head, Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, the studio co-chairmen during late summer.
According to the site, Horn said, "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."
While much of the information is under wraps at the moment, THR also states that "Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play when and if he makes the movie,” but it’s unclear who that person is at this stage."
According to Gizmodo, Feige has long been a huge Star Wars fan, to the point where, back in 2016, During the site's interview with him around 'Captain America: Civil War's release, he was asked if he’d ever been interested in making Star Wars movies. At the time Feige claimed he preferred being a fan and seeing the movies rather than making them.
His reply was: "I have two jobs: Running Marvel, being a big Marvel fan, and being a Star Wars nerd. Those are my two jobs. My house is full of Star Wars so I’m as big a Star Wars fan as there is. What’s great is, I’ve often said if I wasn’t making these Marvel movies I’d be waiting in line to see them but, and this must happen to you too, you’re behind the scenes, you see things, and you’re losing the purity of the experience of being a film fan. I’ve not lost that at all with Star Wars and I don’t want to lose that."
"I saw The Force Awakens at the premiere but I probably knew less than you about the movie. … The closest I have is sometimes, we were doing Doctor Strange in the vicinity where there were some Star Wars things starting to happen and sometimes I’d try to peek around a corner and see a piece of plywood being turned into a ship of some kind and geek out. So I like being the Star Wars fan that I am."
And now, it looks like that the fan will be giving us a Star Wars movie.