We're sure you'll recall that, not too long ago, rumours started doing the rounds about Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige being eyed for Kathleen Kennedy's job at Lucasfilm. Having spearheaded the MCU, Feige is among the most successful studio bosses and producers in history and a huge Star Wars fan to boot.
Kennedy's tenure as a studio President hasn't been anywhere near as successful, primarily due to a seemingly endless stream of unmade projects, a string of creative differences, and movies and TV shows which have largely underwhelmed fans. There have been hits - The Mandalorian and Andor are proof of that - but on the whole, we've seen a greater number of misses, particularly on the theatrical side.
Now, a once very reliable scooper (whose credibility has been called into question lately) is claiming, "Kevin Feige is thinking about leaving Marvel after Secret Wars and take over the Star Wars franchise."
We're not sure what this intel is based on and, quite frankly, it's a little hard to believe. Still, even though this isn't the first time these claims have been made, it is the first time we've been given an idea of when Feige's supposed move to Lucasfilm might happen.
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He's been spread thin watching over the MCU in recent years and bidding farewell to the franchise as the Multiverse Saga concludes would be a suitable jumping-off point for the executive. Then again, is he really going to walk away just as Marvel Studios gets free reign to add the X-Men to its sprawling superhero sandbox?
Recently the subject of a scathing South Park takedown and no doubt well aware how many fans feel about her, it's unclear whether Kennedy is concerned about her position or if the online scuttlebutt is little more than that. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny was, however, a movie she needed to succeed. It didn't.
Feige would be a great fit for Star Wars and feels like the right person to help the franchise return to its former glory. An interconnected Star Wars Universe is an appealing prospect, even if it still seems more likely that he'd want to oversee the MCU and the introduction of the characters he first helped bring to the screen at the start of his filmmaking career.
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