Marvel Boss Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie Secures Loki Writer
Michael Waldron will write the screenplay for the Star Wars movie produced by Feige.
While most of the recent Star Wars announcements have focused on the variety of upcoming Disney+ shows, that doesn't mean that there aren't movies in the works too. One of these is a film to be produced by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, and it's now been reported that it will be written by Michael Waldron, the creator of the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series Loki.
The news comes via Deadline, which reports that Waldron's Star Wars role is part of a wider deal with Disney, which also includes a second season of Loki. In addition, Waldron has written the screenplay for the MCU sequel Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, which will be directed by Sam Raimi and releases in 2022. Deadline states it is rare for the studio to sign a writer for so many high profile projects. Disney has not commented on the deal.
Feige's Star Wars movie was first announced in September 2019, but there has been little news about it since then. In November that year, Feige told The Hollywood Reporter, "I love the notion of exploring new people and new places in that universe."
One of the other Star Wars movies in development is Rogue Squadron, which will be directed by Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins. The film was announced as part of the Disney Investor Day last month, during which Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy explained that it will "introduce a new generation of star fighter pilots, as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary pushing high speed thrill ride." Rogue Squadron is scheduled for a December 2023 release.
For more, check out GameSpot's guide to all the new Star Wars movies and shows that were announced last month.