Feige’s Star Wars Film Still Early In Development
Collider reports the writer, Michael Waldron, said he and Feige are excited to “get going….”
While much of Lucasfilm’s attention (and our own coverage) focus on the upcoming Disney+ live-action Star Wars television shows, several feature films are in development.
Right now, the next movie on the Lucasfilm docket is Patty Jenkin’s Rogue Squadron. But (beyond speculating about the inclusion of Chris Pine), there’s just not much to report on from the blockbuster department of the studio in a galaxy far, far away.
While I would like to say that’s changing — it’s not — there is (at least) some proof that the oft-mentioned Kevin Feige-produced Star Wars movie remains in the works.
Non-News Is Good News
Collider’s Adam Chitwood picked out the best Star Wars bits from his compatriot Steve Weintraub’s upcoming interview with Michael Waldron (who will write the film with Feige).
However, at the moment, Waldron is also attached to at least two Marvel projects, and he implied that’s where his focus remains (even though he and Feige are excited to “get going.”
“Look, that’s a very exciting thing,” said Waldon to Collider of the much-anticipated Star Wars project.
“My life has been very wrapped up in Doctor Strange and in Loki,” he admitted.
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. 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.’”
No lack of prowess hasn’t been hinted at as of yet, at all, but we’re still a few days away from Loki.
Feige Gave Waldron The Job
However, getting the nod from Kevin Feige is no small endorsement. Neither is Waldron’s work on Rick and Morty.
Chitwood added, “When Loki debuts on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 9th, we’ll have a bit more of an idea of who Waldron is as a writer, but thus far his past work bodes well: he wrote the noteworthy Rick and Morty Season 4 episode ‘The Old Man and the Seat.’”
Chitwood’s synopsis, which includes notes about Waldron’s favorite Star Wars films and characters, is here. The full interview by Weintraub with Waldron is coming soon to Collider.
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