Disney Synergy: Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige is Developing a STAR WARS Movie With Lucasfilm

Until the end of time, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will forever be known as the man who put together a massive superhero cinematic universe narrative over 11 years. He is now developing the next wave of Marvel Studios stories for both film and for the Disney+ streaming platform, but he is dipping his toe into a galaxy far, far away too.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Feige is partnering up with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to develop and produce a brand new Star Wars movie. THR writes:

"...Kevin Feige is a huge Star Wars fan. It might surprise many, however, that the Marvel Studios chief is going to be developing a Star Wars movie as Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy makes new plans for a wave of projects set in the universe, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"Feige had discussed a foray into the Star Wars universe in a late summer meeting with Kennedy and studio co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, sources say. In response to a query from THR, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer 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.'

"Some see this move as a prelude to a larger role for Feige within Lucasfilm, while others say it merely reflects the Marvel executive’s passion for the franchise. A top Disney source says Kennedy remains in charge with no plans for any changes. One knowledgeable source says Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play if and when he makes the movie."

If Feige can get similar success developing a Star Wars movie that he has had helming the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then it'll be no surprise to anyone when/if he eventually becomes Disney's CEO at some point down the road.

Side note -

Sony: "Kevin is too busy to help us helm a new Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland."

Feige: "Bullshit. Hold my beer..."