After the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars is set to embrace a new chapter. The monumental franchise had its fair share of ups and downs during the much-talked-about sequel trilogy, but the famous space saga seems poised to recover due to the already-confirmed projects that will arrive in the next few years.
One of those projects is a brand new Star Wars film that will be led by Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige. Not much is known about the specific narrative of the film that Feige will work on, but the reveal that he is involved is more than enough to entice fans of the galaxy far, far away.
Of course, this is due to the dominance and success of the MCU. Fans are hoping that this triumph would translate to the Star Wars franchise, especially now that Feige is on board for the project.
And now, a vital piece of information about Feige's film has surfaced.
Deadline reports that Loki head writer and creator Michael Waldron has been tapped to write a new Star Wars feature film that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce and develop for Disney and Lucasfilm.
The outlet also pointed out that his inclusion in the upcoming movie is “part of an unprecedented overall deal Waldron has signed with the studios that Disney has rarely given in recent years.”
WHAT THIS MEANS
No doubt, Waldron's involvement should serve as a piece of good news for both Star Wars and MCU fans. The addition of the veteran Loki scribe essentially means that Feige is confident about the vision and skills of Waldron, which bodes well for the aforementioned Disney+ series and the upcoming space epic.
Interestingly, Feige already paid homage to Star Wars in several MCU films from Phase 2 of the Infinity Saga where it showed at least one character get a hand or arm cut off. This tribute is due to Feige's immense fondness of The Empire Strikes Back, and it's possible that his film under the Lucasfilm banner will be inspired by that particular movie. Even more overt references to Episode V have been made in the MCU, such as Spider-Man's AT-AT-inspired tactics against Ant-Man in Captain America: Civil War.
It remains to be seen how Feige's Star Wars film will connect to the larger narrative of the franchise. Despite that, on top of Loki, it's worth mentioning that Waldron will also serve as the writer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a film that literally dives deep into the world of alternate realities.
Given that the World Between Worlds was an established concept from Star Wars Rebels, there's a good chance that this science-fiction trope could be somehow used as a story element for the movie. For those unaware, the mysterious realm provides a pathway for characters to travel through time.
Under the guidance of Feige, Avengers: Endgame managed to craft a compelling story around time-travel, and it's possible that the same could be done in his Star Wars film. This is on top of Waldron's expertise in handling a multiverse-based story of Loki and Doctor Strange 2.
This is pure speculation at this point, but there's enough evidence for Star Wars to finally venture into unfamiliar territory like time travel. If anything, it's only fitting that Feige will be the right man for the job.