World’s are finally colliding as Kevin Feige is starting production on his very own Star Wars film. Deadline has learned that Michael Waldron will be spearheading the script that will explore the galaxy far, far away. Waldron‘s career at Disney seems to be at an all-time high, as he was the head writer of the upcoming Disney+ Loki series and penned Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. It seems that this is also part of a massive deal that will see him be involved with many more future projects. Feige is set to develop and produce the film for Lucasfilm, but no director is currently attached.
Lucasfilm is trying to reinvent its approach to the iconic franchise started by George Lucas back in 1977. After ending the original numerical series with the Rise of Skywalker, they are looking at individual stories that connect to the wider galaxy. Patty Jenkins and Taika Waititi are both set to direct their films that don’t openly have any known connection with each other. The Mandalorian was their first step in this direction, so we might see more standalone stories that end up getting spin-offs at one point.
It is great to see how much Disney believes in Waldron. It adds a lot of excitement to the quality we can expect for both Loki and the Doctor Strange sequel. He has quite an extensive resume, as he started his career on Rick and Morty, which earned him an Emmy during its fourth season. He also was the creator of Starz’s wrestling drama Heels. It’ll be interesting what spin both he and Feige have in store for the Star Wars franchise.