There is a disturbance in the cinematic force. The Hollywood Reporter has an exciting story detailing how Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) at Disney, sat down with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn and Alan Bergman in late summer to discuss his possible involvement in Disney’s Star Wars universe.
According to THR, when it reached out for comment on their reporting Disney’s Horn replied:
“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 Star Wars universe will have a busy end of 2019 with The Mandalorian premiering November 12 on Disney’s new streaming platform Disney + and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters December 20. On Geek Confidential’s Summer Wrap podcast The Mandalorian trailer was one of the biggest highlights of the summer for Geek Confidential’s co-hosts.
What do you think of Feige’s involvement in the Star Wars cinematic universe? Are you concerned how this might impact the MCU or is it on autopilot at this point?
Watch the trailers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian below!