Kevin Feige taps Rick and Morty writer for his Star Wars movie

From one mad universe to another.

Jennifer Bisset
Jennifer Bisset
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We know little about Kevin Feige's upcoming Star Wars movie, except that it's in good hands. Deadline reports Michael Waldron has been tapped to pen the script.

Waldron's fresh from helming the upcoming Disney Plus Loki series as creator, head writer and executive producer. Marvel and Disney are clearly fans of his work: He wrote Doctor Strange sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, another project we can't watch yet. It comes out on March 25, 2022. 

But we have seen Rick and Morty, which Waldron produced several episodes for before picking up the keyboard to tap out season 4 episode The Old Man and the Seat. It's the one where alien intern Glootie and Jerry develop a dating app called "Lovefinderrz."

On top of bringing those sci-fi chops to the Star Wars universe, Waldron is expected to return to Loki for season 2, though it isn't clear whether he'll have the same extensive involvement.

News about Feige's Star Wars movie has been hard to come by. We've heard little since it was rumored to be in the works in the fall of 2019. At the catchily titled Disney Investor Day, Lucasfilm announced Patty Jenkins would direct Rogue Squadron, but there was no mention of the Feige project.

Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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