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'A new era': Marvel boss working on Star Wars film

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 27 Sep 2019 03:59 AM / Comments Off on 'A new era': Marvel boss working on Star Wars film / 102 views

A new Star Wars film is in the works, it has been announced – but this time with Marvel boss Kevin Fiege working on the project.

Few details about the film have been released, but it is being billed as “a new era” for the Star Wars story.

Avengers: Endgame will bring the Infinity Saga to its conclusion. Pic: The Walt Disney Company
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing film ever. Pic: The Walt Disney Company
President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego
Kevin Feige has overseen Marvel’s superhero franchise

It comes ahead of the release of LucasFilm’s Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker in December, the last film in the nine-part Skywalker saga which began with the original Star Wars in 1977.

Producer Fiege, who is president of Marvel Studios, will work on the project alongside LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, according to Disney, which owns both companies.

Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of The Walt Disney Studios, said: “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.”

Fiege is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood history and has been president of Marvel Studios since 2007, overseeing its multibillion-dollar superhero films.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes characters such as Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther, is the biggest franchise in film history, followed by Star Wars.

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Avengers: Endgame, released to much hype in April a year after the penultimate Infinity War, is the highest-grossing film ever, making $2.8bn US (£2.3bn) at the worldwide box office.

In total, films produced by Feige have grossed a combined $26.8bn (£21.6bn).