Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has never been shy about his Star Wars fanhood. While his love for the creations of geniuses like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko is unquestionable, he has also never been shy about noting just how much love he really has for those stories set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Because of this, there has long been a question about whether or not he would ever actually take active involvement in the making of a Star Wars movie – and it seems today we have an answer. According to a new trade report, the answer is, “Yes.”
This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter, which says that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn are now working with Kevin Feige in the development of a new chapter in the franchise that George Lucas launched all the way back in 1977. No details are currently known about the project in regards to what it will be about (no shocker there), but there mere fact that this filmmaker is now attached to this brand is obviously a big deal for the industry. In a response to a query from the trade, Horn said,
Things are obviously very much in the early stages of this thing, but sources are also already reporting particular rumors about what's happening.One interesting tidbit says that Feige is already aware of some very important specifics he wants to feature in the movie – namely the star and the part they will play. According to a “knowledgeable source,” the Marvel Studios executive both knows who he wants to cast in the lead role, and what kind of role they will have.
More to come…