Now let me start by saying that this is only a rumor, none of this has been confirmed. Take all of this with a grain of salt. Early today a interesting article popped up on the Dork Side Of The Force page, revealing that head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy might be stepping down in September. A newsletter called The Ankler wrote a article saying that “talks” have begun on Kennedy’s stepping down. The report does not give any specific sources which makes this article an automatic rumor in my book. And just to add the fishiness to this newsletter, it costs a yearly subscription of $45 just to be able to see this kind of info. Either way here is the excerpt from the article that Dork Side Of The Force said might be the real deal,
While Kathleen Kennedy worked wonders relaunching this property from the abyss of the Lucas prequel trilogy and turning it into a bigger than ever all-devouring cultural force, there has to be more than some thought that it’s time for new blood at the helm. The talk out there is of a September changing of the guards. We’ll see.
Funny how this rumor is starting right after SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY has officially been certified a bomb, with many blaming Kennedy for the failures of the latest Star Wars film. The film had early estimates of making over $140 million opening weekend, but two weeks later it’s only made a little over $220 Million worldwide. This is way way below what the past 3 Disney released StaR Wars films have made and Star Wars fans have blamed both the bad reviews of the Last Jedi and the failures of Solo on Kennedy. After seeing the Documentary The Jedi and The Director on the special features on the Last Jedi set, you can see how truly hands down Kennedy is with these films. You can tell how much she truly loves and respects this universe. There was a reason that George Lucas put Kennedy in charge of Lucasfilm before he sold it and it has shown with the resurgence of Star Wars all over the world.
If Kennedy does indeed step down I hardly think that it would be because of angry Star Wars fan boys. It would have to be for something bigger and better, but honestly what’s bigger than Star Wars?? Brent Suter Authentic Jersey