STAR WARS: Is Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Planning To Take Kathleen Kennedy's Job At Lucasfilm?

STAR WARS: Is Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Planning To Take Kathleen Kennedy's Job At Lucasfilm? STAR WARS: Is Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Planning To Take Kathleen Kennedy's Job At Lucasfilm?

Rumours are once again swirling that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is eyeing Kathleen Kennedy's role at Lucasfilm, but is there any truth to him wanting to make the leap from the MCU to Star Wars?

By JoshWilding - Nov 07, 2023 10:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

Here we go again. 

We're sure you'll remember that, some time ago, rumours started doing the rounds about Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige wanting Kathleen Kennedy's job at Lucasfilm. Having spearheaded the MCU, Feige is among the most successful studio bosses and producers in history, but he also happens to be a big Star Wars fan.

Kennedy's tenure hasn't been anywhere near as successful as his, primarily due to a seemingly endless stream of unmade projects, countless creative differences, and movies and TV shows which have largely disappointed fans. There have been hits - just look at The Mandalorian and Andor - but on the whole, we've seen a greater number of misses (particularly theatrically). 

Now, a once very reliable scooper is claiming that, "Kevin Feige is thinking about leaving Marvel after Secret Wars and take over the Star Wars franchise."

We're not sure what this information 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 could happen. 

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?

There have been signs of tension between Feige and Kennedy in the past. The former was said to be developing a Star Wars movie alongside Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron, only for the latter to later say it was never happening (despite previously confirming it). 

Recently the subject of a scathing South Park takedown and no doubt well aware how many fans feel about her, Kennedy could be getting worried. 

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?

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