MCU-Star Wars Crossover? Marvel Studios Boss Has His Doubts

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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The Walt Disney Company is continuing to make a name for itself as the most successful movie studio in the business, largely due to the fact that the studio is the home for both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.

The Star Wars Universe is preparing for a big year with the animated Clone Wars spin-off The Bad Batch alongside the fall 2021 release of The Book of Boba Fett with Temura Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. As for Marvel, they are currently enjoying the ride with their debut project of Phase 4 (and debut Disney+ series) WandaVision before five more shows and four blockbuster movies release over the course of the next eleven months.

Leading the way for many of these new projects is Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige. Interestingly enough, he made news recently for both of the monumental franchises under Disney's belt.


Speaking with Yahoo , Marvel CCO Kevin Feige tackled the possibility of the Marvel Cinematic Universe crossing over with the Star Wars universe.

Feige revealed that he doesn't "think there is any reason for it" while almost definitively shutting down the possibility of this happening in the future:

"If you’d ask me if anything we’re talking about right now was in the realm of possibility 20 years ago, I would’ve said, ‘I don’t think so.' But I really don’t think so. I don’t think there’s any reason for it."


Disney certainly has the right to do whatever they please with both the MCU and Star Wars. The studio owns the movie/TV rights to both franchises, so it's completely their prerogative to have them join forces within the same universe.

Looking at the history and future of both mega-series, it just seems unlikely that they would be able to find a common playground within which to play together.

Taking into account the timelines alone, Star Wars has been known for nearly five decades as a saga that takes place "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." Marvel Studios' movies and TV shows have been firmly set in the present day since it debuted with Iron Man in 2008, even considering there are outliers in the bunch like the upcoming Eternals in Phase 4 and the 1940s-based Captain America: The First Avengers .

On top of all this, Marvel Studios' movies have referenced the Star Wars movies on multiple occasions, meaning those movies are as much a pop culture phenomenon in the MCU as they are in real life.

Peter Parker used The Empire Strikes Back as inspiration for how to take down Ant-Man in Captain America: Civil War , and he followed that up by helping his best friend Ned build a LEGO version of the Death Star from the original trilogy in Spider-Man: Homecoming . Star Wars was also included in Steve Rogers' list of modern phenomena to catch up on at the beginning of Captain America: The Winter Soldier .

While this may not become a reality, stars from both movies and fans alike have a tendency to fantasize about what would happen in this shared universe. Only two years ago, Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and Captain America star Chris Evans debated on Twitter whether a lightsaber could cut through Cap's vibranium shield. Clearly, this is a topic that will linger in pop culture fandom for years to come.

Although Disney holds the final decision on having Marvel and Star Wars crossover, Kevin Feige seems to think it's more of a pipe-dream than something that could really happen. While it shouldn't be expected, this crossover would undoubtedly be one of the most massive events to ever happen in cinema.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.