Marvel supremo Kevin Feige will develop a new Star Wars movie for Disney.
The Marvel Studios president has been at the helm of 23 blockbuster films – including this year’s (2019) Avengers: Endgame, which took $2.9 billion at the box office to unseat Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time.
According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Disney has turned to the producer to work on a new movie in the next phase of the Star Wars universe.
“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,” Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn told THR. “With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy (Kennedy) 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.”
Feige will work with Disney and Lucasfilm head Kennedy on the next phase of the Star Wars franchise, with the current trilogy – which began with J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens in 2015 – set to conclude with The Rise Of Skywalker in December.
Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012. Since then, both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the new Star Wars sequels and spinoffs have garnered global box office success.
Feige joins The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on the roster of creative talent earmarked to work on future Star Wars projects.