It’s been three years since the news that Kevin Feige would achieve his boyhood dream and make a Star Wars movie. Since then, everything has gone really quiet.
It looked like Lucasfilm was putting it into the long grass, never to be seen again. Like the Taika Waititi project and Rogue Squadron, directed by Patty Jenkins, we haven’t heard anything about them either since being announced.
However, with Star Wars Celebration on the horizon, we finally got some movement with the Feige produced movie as speaking on Deadline’s Hero Nation podcast (via Screenrant), Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness screenwriter Michael Waldron gave a little update.
As when asked about Loki season 2, Waldron revealed Eric Martin (Loki, Heels) is taking over his duties as “I’m kind of busy, off writing this little Star Wars movie as well.”
While it’s not an official confirmation that he’s penning the story for Feige’s movie precisely, but when you look at the fact that he has worked with the Marvel Studios chief closely over the past couple of years, I think you can put two and two together.
Furthermore, I don’t see it as a coincidence that this little nugget of news came out with Star Wars Celebration happening in 15 days as it slowly begins the mind digging for us fans that we’ll know more that weekend.
As Lucasfilm will be making this the biggest celebration in many years with Kenobi coming out on that Friday (27 May) and they’ll want to announce what’s happening on the film side as nothing has been released since the Skywalker saga came to a close with The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.
As for early predictions, we’ll get trailers for The Mandalorian season 3, Andor season one and a Bad Batch season two, announcements on series two of Boba Fett (though I’m happy with a limited one season), a new animation series and full reveal of the cast and characters for Ahsoka.
Meanwhile, on the film side, I can see Feige rocking up and unveiling his project and the director (either Jon Watts or my personal top choice, Bryce Dallas Howard) and others. Plus, we’ll fully find out if Rogue Squadron and the Waititi project have been officially cancelled or not.