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Marvel boss Kevin Feige denies this major ‘Star Wars’ rumor

Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige said he’s not really helping with ‘Star Wars’ too much

Victoria Alonso, left, and Kevin Feige accept the Hollywood blockbuster award for “Avengers: Endgame” at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Victoria Alonso, left, and Kevin Feige accept the Hollywood blockbuster award for “Avengers: Endgame” at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige recently told Collider that the rumor that he’s taken control of the “Star Wars” franchise is simply untrue.

  • “Not at all,” he told Collider.com when asked about the rumor.

Wait, what rumor?

Per Collider.com, there’s been an ongoing rumor circulating in Hollywood that Feige has taken a more hands-on approach with the “Star Wars” franchise and that he’s been working with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni on “The Mandalorian.”

  • The rumor gained only more steam when Feige will helm a “Star Wars” movie.
  • But his comments to Collider.com suggest his involvement doesn’t expand outside that singular movie.

More about Feige’s movie

Kevin Feige has a new “Star Wars” film on the way. Deadline reports that Michael Waldron — who penned “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and produced the Disney+ series “Loki” — will be the writer for the “Star Wars” film.

Reports suggested that Feige had a “major actor” in mind for a specific role in the upcoming film, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer, told The Hollywood Reporter that Feige was chosen to lead on the new project for an important reason.

  • “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 told the magazine. “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.”