Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Developing 'Star Wars' Film

September 26, 2019
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige (R) and Caitlin Feige attend The World Premiere of Lucasfilm's highly anticipated, first-ever, standalone Star Wars adventure, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" at the Pantages Theatre on D

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is teaming up with Lucasfilm to develop a new "Star Wars" film.

Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn told the entertainment trade The Hollywood Reporter that it made sense for Feige to team up with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy to help usher in a new era in Star Wars storytelling.

As the president of Marvel Studios, which Disney acquired in 2009, Feige turned the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the most successful franchise in movie history, boasting over $22 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

"Star Wars" is entering this new phase after the Skywalker saga comes to a close this December. "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are also developing new Star Wars films, as is "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson.