A few years ago, Kevin Feige was the executive with the golden touch. His work helming the MCU has created one of the most successful box office franchises in film history, prompting Disney to pull the producer in to oversee an adventure in a galaxy far, far away. However, it looks like Feige’s long-rumored Star Wars film isn’t happening, according to the man himself.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the Las Vegas premiere of The Marvels on Tuesday, Feige was asked if the project, which was announced in 2019, was going forward. Kevin Feige replied with a simple “No” before the interviewer moved on to another question. The confirmation is unusual for Feige, who enjoys playing with reporters and avoiding giving definitive answers on upcoming projects.
We never really got to find out much about the untitled Star Wars film, which has been in development for over four years now. The only detail that had been previously announced was that Feige had brought in Loki creator Michael Waldron to write the script. With so few details available, we can only speculate about why the movie has been canned. The most likely reason is that the uncertainty in the Marvel Studios brand, which is giving a complete overhaul to how it approaches TV on Disney+, is demanding more of Kevin Feige’s time, but it could be yet another casualty of the various strikes that have shut down Hollywood for most of the summer.
Also in the interview, Feige plays off a question about Harry Styles' return to the MCU since he appeared in The Eternals, simply saying “We will see.” He also denied that a recent Marvel retreat had broached the idea of bringing back Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlet Johannson’s Black Widow, although he purposefully didn't deny the idea of bringing those characters back entirely. "We're doing a project with Scarlet, I love Robert, he's a part of the family, but in terms of returning... we'll have to see," he teased.
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