Kevin Feige’s “Star Wars” Movie Nabs “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Writer
Much of the buzz surrounding Star Wars lately has focused primarily on The Mandalorian. This is understandable considering just how successful, critically and commercially, the first-ever live-action Star Wars series has been on Disney+. Then there was the huge news that came out of the Disney Investors Day—the biggest being that Wonder Woman writer/director Patty Jenkins would be helming a brand new Star Wars movie, Rogue Squadron. But yesterday, we finally got some info about another big Star Wars project in the works—the film being produced by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Deadline reported that Feige had tapped Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron to script the film.
Waldron first burst on the scene with Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, which nabbed him an Emmy for his work as a writer and producer on season 4. More recently, Waldron not only wrote the script for Sam Raimi’s upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but he served as head writer and executive producer on Disney+’s upcoming Marvel series Loki. Signing onto Feige’s Star Wars film is yet another major step for Waldron, who is expected to come back to Loki for season 2. Clearly, both Feige and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy are very enthusiastic about what Waldron brings to the table.
Feige’s project was not a part of Disney’s Investor Day rollout, so there’s very little we know about the film. The Waldron news, however, suggests there might be some momentum here, and further clues about Feige’s Star Wars plans could be revealed sooner than we expected.
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Featured image: Scene from STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Courtesy Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios