‘Loki’ Writer/EP Michael Waldron Tapped To Pen ‘Star Wars’ Movie From Marvel’s Kevin Feige
According to reports, Michael Waldron, the creator of Marvel’s upcoming ‘Loki‘ series, has signed a deal with Disney, which will see him also pen a ‘Star Wars’ movie exec produced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige.
Whilst you might not currently know the name Michael Waldron, he is someone whose star is definitely on the rise. According to reports in Deadline, Waldron has signed a new deal which will keep him writing on Disney properties for a while yet, and would be a massive show of confidence in his recent projects from the Mouse House, and bodes well for Marvel fans. Waldron was responsible for writing the script to the upcoming film ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, and also served as creator and head writer on the upcoming ‘Loki’ series. This new deal would apparently see him team up with Marvel Overlord Kevin Feige as they bring their MCU magic to a galaxy far, far, away on a brand new ‘Star Wars’ film. It would also keep him around in some capacity for a second season of the ‘Loki’ series.
It’s interesting to note that a Kevin Feige produced ‘Star Wars’ film was not listed in the projects announced at their recent Investor Day live stream. However, that only covered film and tv shows going up to 2023, so it’s possible this movie may sit somewhere beyond that, or could just be that they didn’t feel ready to announce it. Either way, Disney has not officially commented on the news which was originally reported by Deadline. The only new ‘Star Wars’ films officially announced at the event was ‘Rogue Squadron’ from ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins, and an untitled movie from the brilliant Taika Waititi.
Waldron is set to be a busy boy over the next few years, as he also is creator and writer of ‘Heels‘, the new wrestling drama for Starz, starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig as two brothers warring over their family’s small-town pro wrestling company. Prior to working on Marvel stuff, he was a writer/producer on ‘Rick and Morty’ which landed him an Emmy, and worked on Dan Harmon’s ‘HarmonQuest‘ series.
Due to the pandemic, we’ve been without new Marvel content for a year, but that all changes next week when ‘WandaVision‘ kicks off the next phase of the MCU on Friday, 15th January 2021 on Disney+. That will be followed by ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ on Friday, 19th March 2021, with ‘Loki‘ set to land in May 2021. Outside of the MCU, Waldron’s new drama, ‘Heels‘, is expected to land later in 2021, and it has been confirmed will be airing on Starzplay in the UK (and on Starz in the USA.)