Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige is a HUGE Star Wars fan.

How HUGE?

Well, apart from the fact he knows a lot about Star Wars toys and collectables, he also admits he’s taken a lot of inspiration for developing the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the Star Wars movies, as well as from a series of Star Wars role playing books he had when he was younger. The source books were produced by West End Games during the late ’80s (when the Star Wars Universe was not-so active) and they had a notable effect on Feige growing up.

During a recent interview with The Star Wars Show, Feige, said:

“One of the great things about Star Wars and one of the things I think is great about the Marvel characters from the comics and what we try to emulate in the movies is, if you’re the kind of person that wants to go and see (the movie) the opening weekend our job is to make sure you have a great time. If you want to see it a second time, our job is to make sure there’s more there. Third time, fourth, fifth time? There’s still more there. And even the deeper you go, there’ll be things to reward, and I learned that directly from Star Wars and from those West End source books.”

If you want to check out the interview in full, click on the video below. The interview – which appears in the latest edition of The Star Wars Show – takes place around the 2 minute 45 seconds mark.