Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will develop a new “Star Wars” movie for Lucasfilm.
Details about the project are not known at this time, but Feige will develop the film alongside Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
In a statement provided to TheWrap, Disney co-chairman Alan Horn said: “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 including Children of Blood and Bone with Emma Watts and Fox. 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.”
The Feige-developed project is the third non-Skywalker saga project in development at Disney/Lucasfilm. In November 2017, Disney chief Bob Iger announced during a shareholder meeting that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson will create an all-new trilogy set in the “Star Wars” universe but unconnected to the larger Skywalker epic. And in February 2018, Disney announced that “Game of Thrones” showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff will develop a “Star Wars” trilogy of their own, entirely separate from Johnson’s.
No details about either trilogy have been unveiled since those announcements, but in May, Iger said that Weiss and Benioff’s trilogy will be the first “Star Wars” project to follow this December’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” with entries set to hit theaters in 2022, 2024, and 2026. Johnson’s trilogy has not yet been dated, but Iger said that trilogy remains in development.
Feige has served as president of Marvel Studios since 2007 and in that capacity has produced all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, which includes the highest-grossing movie of all time, “Avengers: Endgame,” and several other films that are among the most successful ever.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.