Michael Waldron, who penned Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, as well as acting as head writer on Disney+’s upcoming Loki, is set to helm the feature film, according to Deadline on Thursday (January 7).
“Sources tell Deadline Waldron has been set to write a new Star Wars feature film that Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel, will develop and produce for Lucasfilm and Disney. This is part of an unprecedented overall deal Waldron has signed with the studios that Disney has rarely given in recent years,” the outlet reported.
The deal reportedly also brings the writer in for Season 2 of Loki.
“Not only is the deal rarity at the studios, it clearly shows how much faith Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm has in Waldron going forward and should surely open doors for years to come and many more high-profile properties,” Deadline added.
There is no info yet about when the movie will be put into production or hit theaters.
This is the first update about Kevin Feige‘s Star Wars movie since it was first rumored back in 2019. Lucasfilm also announced several movies and series coming for the Star Wars franchise – find out more about the rest!