Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie Killed at Studio (Report)

By Sam Hargrave Posted:
Kevin Feige, Star Wars

The untitled Star Wars movie in the works from Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige and MCU screenwriter Michael Waldron has been shelved at Lucasfilm.

Star Wars has been trying to get its next big-screen blockbuster off the ground ever since 2019's The Rise of Skywalker and has gone through countless creatives, plans, and untitled projects in those efforts.

As Lucasfilm sits worried about its next movie prospects, one of the most discussed projects in development for the galaxy far, far away was set to be produced by Kevin Feige with Michael Waldron writing the script.

Lucasfilm Halts Development on Another Star Wars Movie

Kevin Feige, Star Wars
Star Wars

According to an exclusive report from Variety, an untitled Star Wars movie that was set to be produced by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and penned by Loki writer Michael Waldron is no longer in active development at Lucasfilm. 

News of the untitled project broke in September 2019 and recruited Waldron in May 2022, although the writer was since hired by Feige to pen Avengers: Secret Wars for Marvel Studios.

Due to Feige's commitment to the massive MCU slate in the works for the big screen and Disney+, the mega-producer seemingly no longer has time for his dip into the galaxy far, far away.

Deadline clarified that the project is not "dead," but rather is simply not in active development at the moment, likely due to Feige and Waldron's MCU commitments.

The Star Wars project was said to be a disconnected story with "family themes," based on comments from Feige himself.

Why Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie Could Be Saved

Marvel Studios is currently "re-evaluating" its release plans for Phase 5 and the rest of the Multiverse Saga after a controversial Phase 4 with a "quality control" focussed approach. This will undoubtedly be something that Kevin Feige is very heavily involved with as the MCU builds toward the next Avengers blockbusters.

Meanwhile, Michael Waldron is currently writing 2026's Avengers: Secret Wars, which is set to release just one year after 2025's Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. With both Waldron and Feige dead-set on the MCU's Multiverse Saga for now, it's no real surprise that their Star Wars collaboration isn't pushing ahead.

That being said, both Variety and Deadline stated that the project is "no longer in active development," meaning it's not being worked on at the moment. But that's not to say it couldn't be picked back up one day once Feige has the MCU back to its familiar form and Waldron has finished up Secret Wars.

Star Wars currently has an excess of movies in the works with only two release dates currently set for December 2025 and 2027. Those dates are expected to go to the untitled projects from Thor: Love and Thunder's Taika Waititi and Ms.Marvel's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Star Wars currently has untitled movies set for release on December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2027. 

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.