Russo Brothers were tapped to helm Kevin Feige’s Star Wars film

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Kevin Feige’s cancelled Star Wars film never existed according to Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy… but the Russos claim they were invited to direct it. 

There’s been a few weird power moves going on at Lucasfilm of late, not least of which was Kathleen Kennedy’s assertion that the planned Star Wars film that Marvel Cinematic Universe architect Kevin Feige was going to oversee was never actually real in any meaningful way.

Kennedy has previous form in this area having previously claimed that at least two other Star Wars projects that were heavily suspected to be in some stage of development, simply weren’t. Given the staggering amount of announced (and unannounced) Star Wars projects that have failed to materialise under her stewardship, it’s suspected that trying to debunk the existence of a few here or there is an attempt to massage the health her ‘brand’ as Lucasfilm boss.

However, her recent claim that ‘we never discussed an idea’ when it came to Kevin Feige’s Star Wars project has already been challenged by several legitimate sources.

Loki scribe Michael Waldron has already revealed that he was working on the script and now the helmers of Avengers: Endgame, the Russos have revealed that they were in early talks to direct the movie, telling the SmartLess podcast, “we love Star Wars. There were early conversations, there were some early conversations with us. Kevin Feige is a huge Star Wars fan, and there were some early conversations about maybe teaming up with Kevin to do Star Wars.”

Given that plans had accelerated to the point where a writer was hired and directors were being lined up, the idea that Kennedy hadn’t even discussed the project with Feige seems pretty unfeasible. Somebody somewhere is being economical with the truth and until Kennedy can get a good Star Wars film into cinemas, her increasingly spotty track record is going to make her the obvious choice for many.

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