Kevin Feige confirms his Star Wars movie has been axed
Disney has pulled the plug on Kevin Feige's 'Star Wars' film.
Kevin Feige's 'Star Wars' film has been binned.
Following reports that the Marvel Studios president's film he was producing for the iconic sci-fi franchise was axed, Feige has confirmed the news.
When asked if he was moving forward with the movie in an interview with 'Entertainment Tonight', he simply replied: "No."
The project was first announced back in 2019 when he teamed up with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to "pursue a new era in 'Star Wars' storytelling" as the Skywalker Saga came to an end.
At the time, Alan Horn, then Disney Studios co-chairman, said: "We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on, not only in terms of 'Star Wars', but also 'Indiana Jones' and reaching into other parts of the company including 'Children of Blood and Bone' with Emma Watts and Fox.
"With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in 'Star Wars' storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a 'Star Wars' film together."
'Loki' and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' scribe Michael Waldron was said to be penning the script.
It was no doubt a big blow, as Feige, 50, is a big fan of the iconic sci-fi series, and 'Avengers: Endgame' co-director Joe Russo previously suggested he would make a good movie because the franchise is his "first and true love".
The 46-year-old filmmaker said: "'Star Wars' is Kevin's first and true love.
"He's a man who has a very, very large basement filled with enough 'Star Wars' paraphernalia to fill a museum. Whatever he does with it is going to be passionate, emotional and unique."