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‘Loki’ writer teases new ‘Star Wars’ movie

What the writer of ‘Loki’ had to say about ‘Star Wars’

Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in “The Mandalorian.”
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in “The Mandalorian.” What the writer of “Loki” had to say about “Star Wars.”
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Michael Waldron, the head writer for “Loki” and the upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” recently teased what’s to come in the upcoming “Star Wars” movie that will be directed by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

Waldron told GQ magazine that the new “Star Wars” film will focus on a family story since family is what makes “Star Wars” so great.

  • “I think the success of the MCU is, for all the amazing science-fiction and concepts and all that stuff; ultimately the success is built upon the characters, their humanity, their very relatable conflicts, friendships, and the family that is the MCU,” Waldron told GQ magazine. “And I think Star Wars, at its best, is a story about family. Han, Luke, and Leia were a family; you love seeing them together, and you hated it when they were split apart. It’s great characters. That’s nothing new. I am not going to blow anybody’s mind with that headline — but that’s my biggest takeaway.”

Per ComicBook.com, Waldron did not reveal any other secrets about the movie, saying that he’s been working with Feige on the development of the project.

  • “It’s very early days,” he said. That’s probably the thing I can say least about, unfortunately. ... Kevin is a great listener. He wants to hear your ideas, take in how you might do something, and then help you make it better. Beyond all that, he’s just a cool guy.”

What do we know about Feige’s ‘Star Wars’ movie?

Not much. As I wrote for the Deseret News, there were reports that Feige had a major actor in mind for a specific role in the film. Other than that, there haven’t been any major details.

Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer, told The Hollywood Reporter that Feige was chosen to direct the film for a reason, though.

  • “With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy (Kennedy) 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,” Horn told The Hollywood Reporter.

Feige — who has been the leader the Marvel Cinematic Universe — recently told Entertainment Weekly that he isn’t taking over “Star Wars,” though.

  • “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.”