Kathleen Kennedy Says ‘Spider-Man’ Films Convinced Kevin Feige To Do ‘Star Wars’

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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Kevin Feige realized he could make a Star Wars film after working on Sony’s Spider-Man films.

It was no surprise when it was announced that Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige would be working on a new Star Wars film with Kathleen Kennedy because of his public love for the franchise. However, it is worth nothing that Sony and Disney also reached a deal in that same week to continue producing MCU Spider-Man films together. A major aspect of the deal had do with Kevin Feige technically working for a different studio to produce Tom Holland’s two Spider-Man films.

When the Disney-Sony Spider-Man deal was still being worked out, Sony at one point said that Kevin Feige was too busy to work on their Spider-Man films. Marvel Studios is set to launch Phase 4 next year which will now include TV shows. Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are also figuring out what to do with all the new Fox-Marvel characters they now have access to. One would think that Kevin Feige wouldn’t have enough time to squeeze in a Star Wars film too. However, Kathleen Kennedy shared in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that Kevin Feige’s Spider-Man experience with Sony convinced him that he could produce a Star Wars film. Here is what Kathleen Kennedy had to say:

“Kevin has been a huge fan of Star Wars, and he’s made that pretty clear. And I think when he went off to do a couple of the Spider-Man movies, he realized that he could kind of step in and out of what he’s doing specifically with just Marvel. He talked to us, and he talked to the studio and said, “You know, ’Is there any chance I could step in and do one of the Star Wars movies?’” And I thought it was a pretty cool idea. So we’re just beginning to talk about what that might be and when that might be. But it’s a ways off.”

The future of Star Wars on film is uncertain after The Rise of Skywalker and Kathleen Kennedy had this to say:

“We’ve got various things we’re looking at and various ways in which we can begin or not. As you can imagine. You know, do you go back? Do you go forward? All those questions are being asked. Do we stay in this galaxy? Do we go to another? The universe is never-ending. [Laughs.] The good news and the bad news. They have endless possibilities. It’s liberating, it’s exciting, and it creates a lot of pressure and anxiety as well.”

Wheee do you think Kevin Feige’s Star Wars film takes place? Are you a fan of how Kathleen Kennedy has been handling the Star Wars franchise so far? What is your favorite Spider-Man film? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Kathleen Kennedy’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Kathleen Kennedy, Kevin Feige and the future of the Star Wars and Spider-Man franchises!

Source: Rolling Stone

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.