It’s been confirmed that a Star Wars film rumoured to be produced by Kevin Feige will not be happening and was never even discussed.
Three new movies from a galaxy far, far away were recently announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, with big screen films revealed to be on the way from James Mangold, Dave Filoni and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy over the coming years. While that’s good news for fans of the franchise, some might be disappointed that another previously-reported project will now not be getting off the ground.
Back in 2019, details emerged that suggested Marvel Studios’ president and chief creative officer Kevin Feige would be involved with the creation of a new Star Wars film. The scoop was broken by industry journal The Hollywood Reporter, which stated that Feige was a huge fan of Star Wars and had already met with Disney executives to discuss the possibility of producing a new chapter in the saga.
In fact Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios’ co-chairman and CCO at the time, was quoted as saying to THR that, “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. 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.”
However, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke to IGN at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 and stated that the rumoured project is not happening and was never even discussed in the first place.
“Kevin Feige’s project was something announced in the press, or I suppose, fandom,” said Kennedy. “But, there was nothing… Nothing ever got developed. As everybody knows Kevin, is a huge Star Wars fan. If he did come up with something, I would be all ears. But, that’s never really happened. So, it’s not an abandoned project. It just didn’t happen.”
The latest news may be disappointing to some fans, while others may greet the announcement with a sign of relief, content that Feige will be focussing on the MCU moving forward and not dipping his toes into the Star Wars universe as well.
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