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Marvel boss Kevin Feige isn’t taking over ‘Star Wars’

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently explained his involvement with ‘Star Wars’

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The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) on ‘The Mandalorian.’ A legendary character from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy made a return. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently explained his involvement with Star Wars

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) on ‘The Mandalorian.’ A legendary character from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy made a return. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently explained his involvement with Star Wars.

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently denied any sort of takeover of the “Star Wars” franchise, saying all decisions are still made by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

What’s going on?

Feige— who has been the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — recently told Entertainment Weekly that any rumors of a takeover of the “Star Wars” universe are wrong.

  • “No. That’s all Kathy Kennedy,” Feige said. “I’m involved in as much as I stay up until midnight L.A. time to watch new episodes of ‘The Mandalorian’ when they drop.”

Back in 2019, Lucasfilm announced Feige will produce a “Star Wars” film for Lucasfilm and Disney, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer, told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 that Feige was chosen to lead a new “Star Wars” film for a 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.”

What’s next for Marvel?

Feige has a lot on his hands when it comes to Marvel. For example, the new Marvel series “WandaVision” just ended its run, and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” debuted last week. Feige will still be leading the next few Marvel Disney+ projects, including “Loki,”“What If ... ?,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Hawkeye,” “She-Hulk” and “Moon Knight,” as well as new feature films like “Black Widow” and “The Eternals.”