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The Star Wars universe is growing and, with that, comes a number of creatives who will be entering the galaxy far, far away for the first time. This includes Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige, who is reportedly set to produce a new Star Wars film for Lucasfilm. Many appear to be excited by the prospect of Feige joining up and, naturally, it would be easy to wonder if he could step into some of the franchise’s small-screen projects after his feature. Well, Feige has provided some clarity on this prospect.
Kevin Feige is quite savvy when it comes to deflecting questions, as the producer has yet to even confirm his Star Wars movie, despite the various reports on the subject. Nevertheless, when asked about the chances of him joining a TV show like The Mandalorian, his answer was quite clear:
No. That's all Kathy Kennedy. 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.
Kevin Feige is a well-known Star Wars fan and, judging by his recent interview with EW, he wants to keep it that way as far as Lucasfilm’s television shows are concerned. It may be a bit disappointing for some, but you really can’t blame him for wanting to enjoy the week-to-week excitement of television without knowing what’s coming next.
Also, because of Kevin Feige’s work at Marvel Studios, he already has more than enough on his plate. At present, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is also making its presence known on the small screen, with an ambitious slate of content that will ensure fans won't be left wanting. Things seem to be off to a good start, too, as both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have been met with success.
We’re still trying to guess what Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie might be about, but you also can’t help but wonder what he could do on the TV side of things. Feige is a talented producer in his own right but, together, he and Star Wars guru Dave Filoni could really make something special. Additionally, joining the TV franchises would allow Feige to reunite with former Iron Man collaborator and Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau. Filoni and Favreau are handling things incredibly well thus far, yet having Feige in the room would just be another advantage for them.
You really can’t rule anything out when it comes to the entertainment industry these days, and Kevin Feige could always change his mind. But until then, like him, we’ll just continue to enjoy what Star Wars has to offer.
The Mandalorian, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are available to stream on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link.