All Star Wars fans know that the successes and failures of the sequel trilogy are mainly attributed to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, but although they have long waited for her departure from the company to be announced, she remains in the position. . However, a new rumor indicates that the creator of the franchise, George Lucas (THX 1138 – 88%, Summer Madness – 96%, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – 93%), you are ready to replace it.
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Kennedy’s first Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 92% was well received by critics and audiences and became a massive box office success, but everything changed for her and the franchise when Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 91% caused great discontent in the fandom and a few months later Han Solo: A Star Wars Story – 56% failed miserably at the box office.
Finally, according to numerous rumors, George Lucas he was called in by Disney to help correct the Kennedy disaster; his main contribution would be found in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 61%, but in the end the film failed to become the expected redemption for Kennedy and the saga that has captivated millions for decades.
The rumor that Lucas will occupy Kennedy’s position is far from confirmed, so we must take it with skepticism, but without forgetting that the rumors advanced us that Robert Pattinson (High Life – 73%, Cosmopolis – 64%, Waiting for the Barbarians – 51%) would be the new Batman, which Zack Snyder (300 – 60%, Watchmen, The Watchers – 65%, The Man of Steel – 55%) would get their Justice League cut – 41% and that Obi-Wan would have a Disney Plus series, among others.
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According to youtuber Doomcock, Kathleen Kennedy She will leave Lucasfilm soon, and will be replaced by George Lucas, who would have accepted Disney’s request to occupy the studio presidency on four conditions:
Condition 1. I can do my sequel trilogy. Condition 2. I have all the creative power until I decide to give it up. Condition 3. Kathleen Kennedy is leaving. Condition 4. Disney agrees never to mess with the original trilogy leaving it intact. None of this is negotiable.
Unfortunately, the rumor is hard to believe because the supposed reboot of the sequel trilogy was disproved weeks ago. However, it does not seem so unlikely that Lucas would return to the Lucasfilm presidency and that Kennedy would leave, since she was behind the failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story and of Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerA film that, although it was not a failure, had a lower gross than expected.
Despite the above, Doomcock makes sure in his video that we know that it is a rumor and does not want to deceive us by saying that it is true, but he also assures that they are rumors that come from within Disney and Lucasfilm.
Lucas’s aversion to Kennedy is well documented, because when the filmmaker left his company and creation in the hands of the production company, he expected them to continue with their plans and not take a very different path. These were the words of Bob Iger, former Disney CEO, in his autobiographical book:
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He thought buying his stories was an unspoken promise that we would stick with them, he was disappointed that his [nueva] history will be discarded. […] In the first meeting we had with him about the future of Star Wars, George felt betrayed, and while this whole process would never have been easy for him, we got off to an unnecessarily complicated start.