Not much is known about Kevin Feige's upcoming Star Wars movie. As a new movie in the next wave of Disney Star Wars films, Feige will be just one filmmaker tasked with reviving the franchise's cinematic reputation. After the disappointing release of Episode 9, the franchise appears to be back to basics with a slate of new content.
For the film, Feige will be teaming up with Loki and Doctor Strange 2 writer Michael Waldron. Outside of that, details are incredibly sparse – likely because the film's script has yet to be penned. However, we now know what the central theme of the movie will be, and it's very unsurprising.
Kevin Feige's Star Wars has a theme
In an interview with GQ, Michael Waldron discussed Kevin Feige’s upcoming Star Wars film. To create the new movie, Waldron and Feige are going back to basics, pinning down the franchise's central theme: family.
Waldron explained that the theme of family of family is the heart of the MCU and Star Wars:
“I think the success of the MCU is, for all the amazing science-fiction and concepts and all that stuff; ultimately the success is built upon the characters, their humanity, their very relatable conflicts, friendships, and the family that is the MCU. And I think Star Wars, at its best, is a story about family."
The writer continues to state that the theme of family is nothing new:
"Han, Luke, and Leia were a family; you love seeing them together, and you hated it when they were split apart. It’s great characters. That’s nothing new. I am not going to blow anybody’s mind with that headline—but that’s my biggest takeaway."
The movie is years away
Waldron is very clear that the upcoming Star Wars movie is very early in development. At the time of writing, Waldron and Feige’s movie is simply themes and notes. This isn't surprising; the movie doesn't even have a release year.
The writer explained:
"It’s very early days on [Star Wars]. That’s probably the thing I can say least about, unfortunately."
Before Feige's Star Wars movie, Lucasfilm will release two other movies based on the IP. Firstly, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will release her highly anticipated Rogue Squadron movie. Lastly, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has an untitled Star Wars film in the works.