Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is reportedly to develop a new Star Wars movie for Disney. Feige is the man behind the outstanding success of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 22 movies, which have grossed $22.5 billion worldwide. Moreover, under his leadership, Avengers: Endgame managed to break Avatar‘s 10-year record and became the highest-grossing movie in the globe.
Although, over the last few years, Star Wars movies have grossed more than $4 billion, last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story was a box office disappointment, leading the Disney CEO Bob Iger to confess that the bad results were partly due to “franchise fatigue”.
Feige will start working on the new project after the launch of the new Star Wars movie this December, a movie that will conclude the “Skywalker saga” that began in 1977. Feige will collaborate with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in order to breathe new life into the Star Wars universe.
No details have been revealed as to the nature of the project, but Disney co-chairman Alan Horn expressed his optimism and said: “With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kennedy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a diehard fan Kevin Feige is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”