Written by Ollie C.
In recent developments from the Hollywood Reporter (find original article here), news has broken that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige will be working in tandem with Kathleen Kennedy- Lucasfilm President- to make a brand new Star Wars movie as part of Kennedy's "new era in Star Wars storytelling".
It's safe to say that Star Wars has had quite the bumpy return since 'The Force Awakens' hit cinemas back in 2015, being labelled a rip off of 'A New Hope', Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi' being a highly controversial sequel, not to mention the poor box-office for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', things weren't looking too good for the galaxy far far away.
However, we could finally be seeing a resurgence to form for the Star Wars franchise with one of the most sought after producers of the time, Kevin Feige, taking the reigns of his own Star Wars movie. Along with this, Kathleen Kennedy's run as Lucasfilm president hasn't been without its criticism from the hiring of now infamous writers David Benioff and D.B Weiss of Game of Thrones, in June 2017, Kennedy fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller during the production of the prequel film 'Solo' amid concerns about their improvisational style, along with the so-called 'politcally correct' direction of the sequel trilogy. Many are pointing to Kevin Feige as a possible ally or even replacement for Kennedy in the long run.
Now this would likely mean that Feige would have to considerably decrease his workload for his lovechild that is Marvel Studios, however we don't see that happening any time soon, with his Marvel Phase 4 slate looking incredibly full containing a plethora of films and now Disney+ TV Shows, Feige doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. It's likely that this opportunity has only come available since the Sony-Marvel deal collapsed for Spider-Man, leaving Feige with more time on his hands for other projects such as this.
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