Kevin Feige Says His Previously Announced Star Wars Film Is Not Happening
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige made it abundantly clear that his previously announced Star Wars film is no longer happening.
While promoting The Marvels in Las Vegas, Feige was asked by Entertainment Tonight’s Ash Crossan, “What’s up with the Star Wars movie? Is that happening? Is it happening?”
Feige responded, “Any Star Wars movie?”
Crossan then clarified, “Yours.”
Feige then bluntly stated, “No.”
A Kevin Feige produced Star Wars film was announced back in 2019 by Alan Horn who told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
Horn added, “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 [Feige] is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”
The official The Star Wars How on the Star Wars YouTube would confirm the announcement in October 2019.
Host Anthony Carboni declared, “Kevin Feige, diehard Star Wars fan, owner of multiple Hasbro Jabba’s Sail Barges, and President of Marvel Studios will now be able to add Star Wars producer to his list of achievements.”
Carboni’s co-host Andi Gutierrez added, “That’s right. With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kevin Feige is set to co-produce an upcoming Star Wars movie with Kathleen Kennedy in a new era of Star Wars storytelling.”
Screenwriter Michael Waldron also revealed to The Playlist in May 2021 that he was working on the Kevin Feige produced Star Wars film. He said, “We really are still kind of at the outset in a lot of ways because I’ve been so deep in on Doctor Strange, but so far, no. It’s driven by character and who are some great characters, what’s a great story. And it’s really as simple as that.”
He added, “It’s a big universe that’s the good news. That’s what I love about Star Wars your canvas is all of time and all of space so I feel like you’ve got to take advantage of that.”
In June 2021, Waldron again confirmed he was working on the Star Wars project to Collider telling the outlet, “Look, that’s a very exciting thing. My life has been very wrapped up in Doctor Strange and in Loki. I love Star Wars and that’s really exciting. I’m excited to keep working with Kevin and I’m excited to work with Lucasfilm and Kathy Kennedy.”
He added, “I mean, it’s like, are you kidding me? They’ve made all my favorite movies. So yeah, I’m lucky and hopefully [Loki and Doctor Strange 2] don’t come out and people don’t hate it and say, ‘Wait a minute, he can’t do this.’”
However, in April of this year, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy informed IGN at Star Wars Celebration that the movie never even existed.
Kennedy was asked, “I’m thinking about kind of projects like Rogue Squadron and Kevin Feige’s project, could those still see the light of day?”
She responded, “Well, Kevin Feige’s project was something announced in the press or as I suppose fandom, but nothing ever got developed. We never discussed an idea.”
She added, “As everybody knows Kevin’s a huge Star Wars fan and if he did come up with something I would be all ears, but that’s never really happened. It’s not an abandoned project, it just didn’t happen.”
While Feige notes this movie is now dead and will no longer happen, a rumor from scooper MyTimeToShineH recently claimed that Kevin Feige planned to take over Lucasfilm following Avengers: Secret Wars.
The scooper posted on X, “Kevin Feige is thinking about leaving Marvel after Secret Wars and take over the Star Wars franchise.”
So while Feige confirmed his film is not happening, it’s possible he could still take over Lucasilm.
And, from a certain perspective, Feige’s question about the Star Wars movie could be evidence that he does indeed have plans for Star Wars in the future.
What do you make of Feige confirming his Star Wars film is no longer happening?