LOKI Head Writer Michael Waldron Reveals His Approach To Kevin Feige's Upcoming STAR WARS Movie

LOKI Head Writer Michael Waldron Reveals His Approach To Kevin Feige's Upcoming STAR WARS Movie

Michael Waldron penned both Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for Marvel Studios, and his next project is Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie. Here's what he was able to reveal about that...

Since winning an Emmy for his work on Rick and Morty, Michael Waldron has quickly become one of the most highly sought after writers in Hollywood. After serving as Loki's Head Writer, he signed an overall deal with Disney that includes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's upcoming Star Wars movie. 

Talking to GQ, Waldron was asked about heading to a Galaxy Far, Far Away for the first time in his career, and it sounds like he plans to take the franchise back to its roots with this story. 

"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," he explained. "And I think Star Wars, at its best, is a story about family. 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."

Of course, Waldron couldn't - and wouldn't - share any details on what Feige has planned for this extremely secretive Star Wars movie, but the writer had nothing but good things to say about the producer's input. "The thing Kevin Feige shares in common with Dan Harmon and with Sam Raimi is an absolute collaborative spirit and a remarkable lack of ego given what he’s accomplished."

"Kevin is a great listener. He wants to hear your ideas, take in how you might do something, and then help you make it better," he continued. "Beyond all that, he’s just a cool guy."

Waldron clearly has a bright future in both the MCU and Star Wars Universes, and we can only speculate on what he and Feige have planned for the latter franchise. We wouldn't be surprised if their movie revisisted the era of the original trilogy, though we could be in store for a completely new story (expanding on this Galaxy's history or even delving into its future). 

Either way, you'd best believe Feige has some far-reaching plans...

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