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Disney Plans to Take away Star Wars Boss Kathleen Kennedy (Rumor)

After 10 years within the place, Kathleen Kennedy’s reign at Lucasfilm is rumored to be coming to an finish in 2023.

Kathleen Kennedy has been president of Lucasfilm since 2012 when George Lucas bought his firm to Disney for $4.05 billion Throughout her time as president, Lucasfilm has produced 5 live-action Star Wars movies and started a brand new tv period for the Galaxy Far, Far Away on Disney+.

A decade into Disney proudly owning Star Wars and followers have had a combined reception of this era of the franchise. Many are important of how the Sequel Trilogy turned out after a divisive sequel in The Final Jedi and a typically disappointing finale with The Rise of Skywalker.

Nevertheless, there have been many excessive factors, together with Rogue One, The Mandalorianand its newest collection Andor.

After years of chatter that Kennedy could not final as Lucasfilm president, a brand new rumor signifies that her time could also be completed sooner somewhat than later.

Kathleen Kennedy Rumored to be Leaving Lucasfilm

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Youtuber John Campea revealed on his reside present that his sources have indicated that Kathleen Kennedy can be eliminated because the president of Lucasfilm both earlier than the discharge of Indiana Jones 5 or shortly after:

“That is what I’ve heard: I’ve heard that the choice to take away Kathy Kennedy has already been made and that she can be gone both someday earlier than or very, very, very shortly thereafter the discharge of Indiana Jones 5… Now, I need to be very, very clear right here: I can not independently say to you and make sure to you that this can be a reality I’ll say that one of many two those who have contacted me has a 1000% common on the issues they’ve knowledgeable me of.”

This in flip would imply {that a} new president of Lucasfilm would oversee any future Star Wars initiatives, together with the subsequent movie set to launch in December 2025.

Earlier than revealing what two separate sources had instructed him, Campea explains that he beforehand thought that Bob Iger’s current return as CEO of the Walt Disney Firm would assist “entrench [Kennedy] much more” and would keep as Lucasfilm president till her contract runs out in 2025.

“I had lots of people write in and ask, ‘Now that Iger’s again, do you suppose which means Kathy Kennedy’s gone?’ And I had lots of people write that to me on social media, within the feedback, writing to me immediately asking about that. And my response to that was, ‘Effectively, no. If something, it is the alternative.’ Bob Iger has historically been a Kathleen Kennedy ally and with Bob Iger coming again, I’ve a sense that he’ll entrench her much more and she is going to most likely keep out of her to the top of her contract. I imply, I’ve stated for some time, I do not suppose she lasts past the top of this new contract she’s bought. I feel she’s out both by or shortly after 2025… I do suppose she wants to maneuver on. I’ve stated that for a very long time. However I stated, ‘I feel Iger coming again solely extra of her entrenches her there.'”

Campea additional defined that generally he’s corrected by sources after speculating on his present, on this case, “two separate folks utterly impartial of one another” stated Kennedy could possibly be out in 2023.

Proper. Typically, I’ll say one thing on a present after which, like within the case of Edgar Wright, I’ll get contacted by sure folks within the know that might say to me, ‘Hey, you stated this… It was a fantastic present, however you are improper.’ I’ll inform you this, final night time, within the final fourteen hours… final night time, I bought an e mail from anyone very linked after which this morning, I bought a cellphone name from anyone much more linked that bought in contact with me. Two separate folks utterly impartial of one another, that bought a maintain of me and stated, ‘Oh, John, you Kathleen Kennedy’s gonna be extra entrenched that Iger’s in.’ I am like, ‘Yep.’ … ‘You are improper.'”

A New President of Lucasfilm in 2023?

If this rumor proves to be true, many followers could have fun just like the Ewoks singing “Yub Nub” after the second Dying Star exploded.

Is {that a} truthful response? In all probability not, however followers are entitled to their very own opinions and plenty of have deemed Disney Star Wars an general failure.

After 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker, no Star Wars movies have hit manufacturing. Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron has been indefinitely delayed and Taika Waititi’s movie does not appear to have a lot momentum at this level.

New reviews point out that there could also be some unconfirmed Star Wars movies on the horizon. ms marvel‘s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is ready to direct Damon Lindelof’s Star Wars film for Lucasfilm and Shawn Levy is in talks to direct a future movie.

Lucasfilm’s subsequent massive theatrical launch is Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones 5 on June 30, 2023. Any future movies for the studio owned by Disney may have the stamp of approval by a brand new president.

Over the subsequent eight months, followers must wait and see if this rumor involves fruition.


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