Joe Russo says Kevin Feige Star Wars film will be “passionate, emotional and unique”

The Avengers: Endgame co-director explained that the Star Wars franchise was Feige's first love

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 15: Kevin Feige attends the filmmakers press conference for Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' South Korea premiere on April 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Disney)

Star Wars films might be in hiatus for now, but there’s still a degree of excitement surrounding Marvel chief Kevin Feige’s plans to turn his attention to the franchise at some point in the future.

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And Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo has claimed that he’s especially excited to see what shape the upcoming project takes.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Russo said, “Star Wars is Kevin’s first and true love. He’s a man who has a very, very large basement filled with enough Star Wars paraphernalia to fill a museum.

“Whatever he does with it is going to be passionate, emotional and unique.”

Very few details have been revealed about Feige’s plans for Star Wars, nor has a release date been announced, but given Disney confirmed earlier this week that a hiatus was underway it will most likely be a while yet until we get a glimpse.

When Feige was first announced to be working on something, Disney chairman Alan Horn said, “With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy (Kathleen Kennedy) is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”

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Many directors, including Taika Waititi and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson are also expected to helm new Star Wars projects in the future, although for now the franchise’s main attention is focused on it’s television output.