Kevin Feige named chief creative officer at Marvel
The man behind Disney's expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe now has creative control of Marvel's storytelling beyond the big screen. On Tuesday, Variety reported that Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, was named chief creative officer of Marvel. Both Marvel Television and Marvel Family Entertainment will now be part of Marvel Studios. Feige will continue to report to Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studio's co-chairman and chief creative officer, as well as Alan Bergman, its co-chairman. The announcement comes just weeks after Variety reported that there were murmurings Marvel Television under Jeph Loeb was being phased out of live-action television projects.cnbc.com
Marvel's Kevin Feige to develop 'Star Wars' movie
The man behind Disney's expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting a chance to develop his own Star Wars film. On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter said Kevin Feige, who is a massive Star Wars fan, will be lending his producing talents to a project set in a galaxy far, far away. Additionally, Disney is ramping up its Star Wars offerings on Disney+. Executive producer Jon Favreau ("Iron Man") partnered with Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: Clone Wars") on a live-action Star Wars space Western called "The Mandalorian." The Star Wars franchise would be in good hands with Feige.cnbc.com
New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer released days before Star Wars land opening
There's less than 120 days until "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" premieres. Disney fueled more excitement for the film by releasing a new trailer from its D23 convention. The trailer's description on YouTube said, "The story of a generation comes to an end." The release of this trailer comes just days before Disney World opens "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" at Hollywood Studios. Between the movie trailer and theme park land opening, "Star Wars" fans, it's your week.