There have been comparatively persistent rumors over the previous couple of years that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has taken on an lively function within the Star Wars franchise. There has been a powerful perception that the person behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe has quietly been guiding a galaxy far, distant as effectively. Now, Feige has lastly been requested point-blank about these rumors and gave a no-nonsense reply.
Kevin Feige has been making the press rounds to advertise WandaVision, the primary scripted live-action MCU collection produced for Disney+, which debuts this Friday. During a current interview, the beloved Disney government was requested about these rumors regarding the Star Wars franchise and whether or not or not he has any involvement past the mysterious film that he’s producing. Feige didn’t mince phrases.
“Not at all.”
Let’s have a look at the larger image. Kathleen Kennedy has been running the show ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012. As president of the corporate, she has guided the Star Wars sequel trilogy, in addition to spin-offs like Rogue One and the live-action collection The Mandalorian, which has grow to be an amazing hit. It’s been a hit or miss handful of years, with The Force Awakens turning into one of many highest-grossing motion pictures in historical past. Yet, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker proved to be intensely divisive. Plus, Solo is the one outright flop the franchise has ever suffered. And whereas The Mandalorian has grow to be essentially the most beloved factor to return round within the franchise in a very long time, its success has been largely attributed to government producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
It’s no secret that there’s a not-insignificant contingent of followers that place lots of blame on Kathleen Kennedy for any perceived shortcomings Star Wars has suffered underneath the Disney regime. But Kennedy nonetheless has her job and she or he does not seem like going wherever. Meanwhile, Favreau and Filoni are set to take a extra lively function, engaged on the large slate of exhibits being developed for Disney+. This contains Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, The Acolyte, The Book of Boba Fett, Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
If somebody have been to take over as artistic head at Lucasfilm, Kevin Feige is an apparent selection. What he has carried out with the MCU is past spectacular. In simply over a decade, he turned Marvel’s superheroes into the most important leisure model on the planet, producing greater than $20 billion on the world field workplace. It does not damage that he is an outspoken Star Wars fan.
But his function throughout the franchise is proscribed to the mysterious film that he is producing and growing. Next to nothing is understood about Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie, solely that Michael Waldron (Loki, Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness) was not too long ago tapped to pen the screenplay. That could also be for the most effective as Feige has his palms full with the MCU for, on the very least, the following 5 years or so. This information involves us by way of Collider.