Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood history. She has appeared in more than 30 films over the past few decades. In 1982 it started with ET – The Extra-Terrestrial by director legend Steven Spielberg. This was followed by timeless classics like The colour purple (1985), Jurassic Park (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999) or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) with Brad Pitt. When star saga creator George Lucas sold his film company, including the rights to Star Wars, to the Disney Group, Kathleen Kennedy became president of Lucasfilm. New rumors concern a possible imminent end to her term of office and the resulting consequences.
Star Wars: Is Kathleen Kennedy’s time at Lucasfilm soon over?
Rumors that Kathleen Kennedy could soon be replaced as president of Lucasfilm are anything but new. This has been talked about again and again in recent years. There are fans who blame the failure of the once successful Star Wars brand in the cinema on themselves. Under the term of office of Kathleen Kennedy include the controversial sequel trilogy (Episode 7 – Episode 9), as well as the spin-offs with the big screen flop Solo: A Star Wars Story.
In the last few months it seems Star Saga however, to be recovered again. The live-action series Andor, The Mandalorian (especially the third season) and Ahsoka enjoy a good reputation among fans. Quite a few people want their producers and directors Jon Favreau (Marvel’s Iron Man, The Lion King) and Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka) at the helm of Lucasfilm.
Leaker CanWeGetSomeToast claimed recently on X/Twitterthat Kathleen Kennedy’s time as president will soon be over – and “sooner than you think.” Whether this is actually true remains to be seen in the future. However, it is Kathleen Kennedy is already 70 years old and the reboot of Star Wars in the cinema could be a good opportunity for a successor to take the helm.
Star Wars: These two movies are supposedly canceled
The leaker also claims that the next person in the Lucasfilm leadership position will emancipate themselves from Kathleen Kennedy as quickly as possible. In order to clearly differentiate itself from its predecessor, two planned Star Wars films will reportedly fall victim to the red pencil.
According to rumors, this is supposed to be Thor director Taika Waititi’s Star Wars adventure and another promising project. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron is also said to be pulling the plug. The three potential Star Wars blockbusters “Episode 10”, the Mandoverse film and the big screen adventure about the founding of the Jedi Order that have already been specifically announced will apparently not be affected.