STAR WARS: Marvel's Kevin Feige Once Again Rumored To Be Eyeing Kathleen Kennedy's Job At Lucasfilm

STAR WARS: Marvel's Kevin Feige Once Again Rumored To Be Eyeing Kathleen Kennedy's Job At Lucasfilm STAR WARS: Marvel's Kevin Feige Once Again Rumored To Be Eyeing Kathleen Kennedy's Job At Lucasfilm

We're most definitely taking this rumour with a pinch of salt, but word on social media is that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is once again mulling over taking charge of Lucasfilm. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Nov 08, 2023 05:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

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.

Do you think we'll one day see Feige replace Kennedy as Lucasfilm President? Share your thoughts below.

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DevilsDreams - 11/8/2023, 5:54 AM
We can but hope?
vectorsigma - 11/8/2023, 5:56 AM
The MCU is a mess and he wants more work? 😅
OptimusCrime - 11/8/2023, 5:58 AM
@vectorsigma - read the tweets. Hes leaving Marvel for Star Wars
vectorsigma - 11/8/2023, 6:20 AM
@OptimusCrime - yeah my bad
bobevanz - 11/8/2023, 11:15 AM
@OptimusCrime - he isn't doing anything. This POS keeps sharing these baseless rumors "Now, a once very reliable scooper (whose credibility has been called into question lately)" no shit
OptimusCrime - 11/8/2023, 11:46 AM
@vectorsigma - no worries, i too skip the majority of Wilding articles...
Turns out to be even better than reading it.
OptimusCrime - 11/8/2023, 11:46 AM
@bobevanz - yeah, dudes a hack🤣
Fogs - 11/8/2023, 6:44 PM
@bobevanz - See, I'm not a fan but they called out the musical planet and many flerkens in The Marvels over an year ago. They have inside info, whether we like it or not.
Doomsday8888 - 11/8/2023, 6:08 AM
AmazingFILMporg - 11/8/2023, 7:41 AM
@Doomsday8888 - a more appropriate gif would be transferring from a sinking ship onto a submarine 😂
S8R8M - 11/8/2023, 6:20 AM
It will never happen.
I think if Filoni's Star Wars movie is a hit, he will most likely take her position.
It is a dream because it always felt like unfinished business but I would be happy if Lucas came back to it.
JohnPain - 11/8/2023, 6:31 AM
@S8R8M -

If Filoni’s film is a hit he’ll put to work making more films and not put into a management position. Moving people out of jobs they’re good at is bad management.

S8R8M - 11/8/2023, 8:26 AM
@JohnPain - We shall see.
bkmeijer1 - 11/8/2023, 8:42 AM
@S8R8M - I agree with @JohnPain. Being president is a completely different job than what Filoni is doing now. I could see Filoni be Chief Creative Officer or something like that though
S8R8M - 11/8/2023, 10:16 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I completely agree it is a different job. You do have to remember they are both producers. The difference is, one is more experienced in that universe and the other has more experience with blockbusters.
bkmeijer1 - 11/8/2023, 10:24 AM
@S8R8M - guess so yeah. Kathleen worked her way up from producer as well (think she started with ET and Jurassic Park), so it's not impossible.

Think with Filoni also being writer and director, he's gonna be real busy then. And I kinda assume he wants to keep crafting stories instead of just producing them.
Blergh - 11/8/2023, 6:45 AM
I doubt these rumours, even if MTTSH has direct ties to Marvel these are probably just rumours on ground floor as well.
Totally sure he’s a fan and has been offered this position but Feige seems like a careful planner, thinking three steps in advance.
He’s built this Marvel ship since the late 90s until he took full control in 08. Doubt he’d take control of a ship before having gotten to know its inner workings.

Do I trust he’d try his best? Absolutely.
Do I think Kennedy will leave voluntarily? No chance until some scandal breaks that forces her to.

About Kennedy btw.: she’s been involved with literally every LucasFilm project since the first Indy movie, she’s good at her job as a producer. Just a bad overseer, don’t underestimate the immense goodwill and influence she has among filmmakers and other studios.
10 years of bad SW content doesn’t undo 30+ years of being a brilliant pencil pusher and shield for creatives.
I don’t hate her, she’s made some decisions that penned out badly with Star Wars.
The question is if these decisions will be viewed as bad in 10 years when the kids that loved E7-9 are grown up. They’re a massive change in tone for the prequels now. There might be a similar movement for the sequels in the future as well.
Scarilian - 11/8/2023, 7:17 AM

Feige keeps dodging responsibilities for his failures and going to Star Wars will just make Star Wars worse... who wants endless sludge of Star Wars content from now till the end of time.
PartyKiller - 11/8/2023, 8:26 AM
Kathleen Kennedy played and betrayed George Lucas for Iger. It was much like the story of Delilah fooling Samson and taking away his strength to deliver him to his enemies.

Disney would not have Star Wars without Kathleen Kennedy weakening Lucas and convincing him to sell while all along she knew he would be betrayed by not being able to finish his story.

Iger is not going to just dump her for Feige who has created his own big mess. Kennedy has tenure. And when she leaves it will be after she feels she took Lucas' legacy and remade it into her legacy. Disney will make her exit go down like a great athlete retiring.
McMurdo - 11/8/2023, 12:47 PM
@PartyKiller - I like your analogy. That first sit down with Kathy and George is painful to look back on in hind site. I hope before he dies George bears it all out. Lays it all down on what he was told pre sale and after. I mean we know he sold believing they were using his treatments. Shoulda made sure that was contractual. It's a bummer. I was so excited when news first broke about seeing the true sequel to Return of the Jedi.....but that won't ever happen now.
PartyKiller - 11/8/2023, 4:17 PM
@McMurdo - When people were high on Force Awakens, there were a few of us not only calling the movie what it was, but dismissing Star Wars sequels not written by Lucas as Disney fan fiction. It took many awhile to see that reality.

With the passing of Carrie Fisher, we can never have what we should have had. Even if Lucas somehow bought Star Wars back. Or Apple bought it and gave him control of it.

Lucas was 69 then, 79 now. I doubt he would be able to do it now. While Disney bought Star Wars, it was Kennedy who somehow misled Lucas and stole true sequels from it. She killed Star Wars to thunderous applause.
RevanOfKrypton - 11/8/2023, 8:39 AM
As long he doesn't make StarWars a comedic farce like Marvel.. and do better than PoopKennedy
Fogs - 11/8/2023, 6:45 PM
@RevanOfKrypton - Damn you gave me ptsd over those mom jokes in TLJ.
bkmeijer1 - 11/8/2023, 8:40 AM
''Now, a once very reliable scooper (whose credibility has been called into question lately)''

[scrolls down to see the tweet] Oh yeah, now that comment makes sense.

Anyway, I don't see it happening. Could see Feige retire after Secret Wars, but not take over another franchise. Especially not Star Wars.
bobevanz - 11/8/2023, 11:16 AM
@bkmeijer1 - yeah he doesn't mention by name, but he still embeds lies lmao
marvel72 - 11/8/2023, 10:44 AM
Kevin Feige is becoming the Kathleen Kennedy of the MCU, so why not give him the job.
AC1 - 11/8/2023, 11:32 AM
Not that I'd presume to know anything about the inner workings of either company nor the ambitions or interests of anyone working there, but Feige leaving Marvel for Star Wars seems like a weird choice - he has a more or less encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel Comics, and sure there have been a few missteps post-Endgame but it seems like he and the rest of the team have learned from those issues and are taking some good steps towards course-correction.

As for Star Wars, if anyone should take charge it's clearly Dave Filoni, he's already responsible for almost all the good Star Wars stuff that's been on screen since arguably the Original Trilogy (obviously that statement is incredibly subjective and entirely dependant on your opinions towards the Prequels)
HistoryofMatt - 11/8/2023, 11:37 AM
So they're swapping one Woke executive for another Woke executive?

LSHF - 11/8/2023, 3:24 PM
But your taking the rumor just the same.

Kevin is already arguably stretched too thin.

But no rumor is off limits, apparently.

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