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It’s been announced that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is working on a new Star Wars film.
The producer, one of the most successful in Hollywood history after overseeing Marvel’s multi-billion-dollar superhero franchise, will work alongside LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, according to Disney.
Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said:
“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.”
In a chat with a select group of world media later, Kennedy spoke about Feige’s fondness for the Star Wars franchise:
“I love the fact that I get to work with fans every single day… The look of sheer thrill and excitement of the people who get to get involved with Star Wars, it never gets old. Even the guy sitting next to me, Kevin, is a huge fan of Star Wars,”
When Feige was asked what film he would like to bring if he is marooned on an island, his response was:
“It honestly depends on what the circumstances are. If somehow I’ve been stranded all by myself and very sad, then I will probably bring Avengers: Endgame to remind me that I did something with my life. And if my kids are there and it’s a little better, I would probably bring the first Star Wars because that’s what ignited my imagination for the first time.”
The news comes ahead of the December release of Episode 9 titled Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, which will bring to an end the Skywalker saga that began with the original Star Wars back in 1977.