Force awakens in Feige as Star Wars reboots

| 27 Sep 2019

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will develop a new Star Wars as part of the franchise's next wave of projects.

Feige joins the Lucasfilm team as studio president Kathleen Kennedy prepares for the new chapter of films set in the Star Wars universe.

"We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on," said Alan Horn, the co-chairman and chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios, which owns both Marvel and Lucasfilm.

"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 together."

Feige, who is widely credited with the phenomenal boom in comic book movies of the past decade, produced all 22 movies in the Avengers franchise.

In July, superhero blockbuster Avengers: Endgame - the final installment - became the biggest movie of all time, ending the 10-year reign of James Cameron's Avatar.

Endgame took in US$2.7902 billion (HK$21.76 billion) globally since its April release, versus US$2.7897 billion for Avatar, including its original theatrical run in 2009 and various re-releases.

In addition to the new Star Wars film, Feige will oversee Marvel's upcoming movies and TV shows featuring Avengers characters, as well as new franchises acquired in Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox, including the popular X-Men.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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