Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has done great work with the massive shared universe, bringing tons of characters and beloved comic book settings to life in live-action. Serialized storytelling changed the film world completely, with plenty of studios getting on the action with their own shared universes. And now it looks like Feige is turning his vision toward another iconic franchise: Star Wars. What's more, he's already got an actor in mind to be his star vehicle. And Captain America himself, Chris Evans would like to volunteer himself for the job.
Chris Evans recently hung up his shield, passing on the mantle of Captain America to Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, with Avengers: Endgame marking his final appearance as Steve Rogers. His schedule just cleared up significantly, opening up the possibility of collaborating with Kevin Feige on his Star Wars project. Evans made his interest known on social media, tweeting out:
Well, that seems pretty cut and dry. Chris Evans wants to join George Lucas' colorful franchise. Especially by working with Kevin Feige, who is the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.
Chris Evans' tweet is in response to the question surrounding Kevin Feige's recent Star Wars announcement. Marvel fans are eager to see what he might do with the beloved space opera, but its the mystery leading actor that's really been breaking the internet. Some moviegoers are assuming that it'll be a Marvel actor, although it's unclear exactly who. After all, Feige has had his hand in all of the franchises across the MCU, so he's worked with a massive sum of A-listers.
Still, Chris Evans seems like a great choice to join the galaxy far, far away. The 38 year-old actor has shown his ability in both comedy and drama, and has become an iconic action star during his tenure as Steve Rogers. Evans starred as Captain America in a whopping seven movies, not counting smaller cameos. So smart money says he'll be prepared for space warfare if he were to enter the Star Wars universe.
The timing seems to support the theory that it might be Chris Evans, since he's no longer contracted to appear in future Marvel movies. There's a new Cap in town, and now Evan could seemingly join another massive and beloved cinematic universe. After all, who doesn't want to shoot a blaster and join the battle for the galaxy?
It should be fascinating to see what comes next from the Star Wars franchise, as there are a handful of projects in early development by Lucasfilm. The Rise of Skywalker will end the nine-film Skywalker Saga, and it's unclear when the galaxy far, far away might return to theaters. Aside from Kevin Feige, there are also trilogies coming from Rian Johsnon, and Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. As such, it seems like just about anything could happen narratively.
Given how expertly Kevin Feige has serviced the countless characters of the MCU over the years, he seems like a great choice to put his spin on Star Wars. His ability to balance iconography and storytelling have led to great success, with Phase Three of the MCU producing nothing but critical and box office successes. What's more, Avengers: Endgame has become the top grossing movie of all time.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20th, and the next installment in the MCU is Black Widow on May 1st, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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