Marvel head Kevin Feige has opened up a little bit about his new Star Wars movie. This remains one of the most interesting projects on Lucasfilm's development slate, at a time when the future of the franchise (at least on the movie side of things) remains very uncertain. But Feige, the chief architect behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and noted fan of a galaxy far, far away, recently signed on to produce an entry in the franchise. Now, he's revealed some very basic information about the tale he's going to try and tell.
During a recent podcast appearance, Kevin Feige, who was recently promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, was asked about his mysterious Star Wars movie. At this point, virtually nothing is known about the project, only that the producer has a possible star in mind. While Feige couldn't say much right now, he revealed that he hopes to explore new ground within the franchise. Here's what he had to say about it.
"I love that world and I love the notion of exploring new people and new places in that universe. But that's sort of all that can be said for now."
This echoes the comments made by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson who is developing a trilogy of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm as well. Johnson previously said his proposed movies would move away from the legacy characters, such as Luke, Leia and even figures like Rey who we've come to know in the sequel trilogy. It's a big galaxy out there with lots of stories to tell. It seems Kevin Feige hopes to explore the unknown as well.
Overall, the future of Star Wars on the big screen is extremely mysterious. Recently, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss parted ways with Lucasfilm. The duo had been tapped to craft a new trilogy that was said to explore the origins of the Jedi Order. Unfortunately, creative differences got in the way. The status of Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy also remains a bit fuzzy, even though the filmmaker maintains that he's still working on it. Plus, this December's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to conclude the main Skywalker saga, outside of just serving as an end to the current trilogy.
All the while, Lucasfilm will have a huge presence on Disney+, with The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action series within the franchise, set to debut when the service launches. An Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor and a Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor are also in the works, amongst several other yet-to-be-revealed shows. So, while the movies may be on uncertain ground to some degree, Star Wars isn't going anywhere soon. Will it be Kevin Feige's movie that ultimately fills the December 2022 release date Disney and Lucasfilm previously locked down? Time will tell. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.