Kathleen Kennedy Extends Her Lucasfilm Contract For Another 3 Years
Kathleen Kennedy isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. A lot of Star Wars trolls were campaigning for Disney to fire Kennedy after The Last Jedi was released, but according to THR she has extended her contact as Lucasfilm President for another three years!
This tells us that Disney is very confident in Kennedy and her leadership at Lucasfilm. If they thought she was a problem, they wouldn’t have kept her around through 2021.
I imagine taking over a movie empire like Lucasfilm wouldn’t be easy for anyone, and anyone in her position is going to have hits and misses and problems to deal with. That’s just what comes with the job! Nobody is perfect, but apparently some fans demand perfection.
Kennedy has gone through a lot since she’s been President of Lucasfilm and has had to make some hard choices when it comes to some of their films. But, in the end, all of the Star Wars films that have been released under her watch have been great!
Sure, some films are better than others, but I have yet to be disappointed like some other fans have. So far, my favorite film that’s been released since she’s been in charge has been Solo: A Star Wars Story. Hopefully she greenlights a sequel!
Other than Star Wars, though, Lucasfilm has been developing a new Indiana Jones film and there’s been talk of a possible Willow sequel.
It was recently revealed that Lucasfilm and Disney are going to start slowing down with the release of Star Wars films. But there are several projects in development include Episode IX and the fresh original Star Wars projects being developed by Rian Johnson and the Game of Thrones series’ creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The report goes on to say:
Sources say that the near future of Star Wars lies in television with Kennedy-led Lucasfilm planning on expanding the universe with new characters in that medium. The shows at this stage include a live-action series run by Jon Favreau (which is currently casting) and the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, both of which will air on Disney’s untitled streaming service, which is set to launch in the second half of 2019. Meanwhile, another animated series, Star Wars Resistance, premieres this month on The Disney Channel.
I’m excited for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Both with the TV and film sides of it. I Love this franchise and I’m excited to see what the future holds beyond what we already know.