The future of the “Star Wars” universe is secured because Disney has extended the contract with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy – but much to the fans’ displeasure.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy directs the “Star Wars” universe. The producer was chosen by George Lucas himself when it took over Disney in 2012. Unfortunately, it should split the opinions of the fans tremendously.
During her time as Lucasfilm President, five “Star Wars” cinema films were released, and two other series on Disney + with “The Mandalorian” and ” Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” While the movie generated critical reactions, the series was celebrated. Now Kennedy’s contract has been extended until 2024, reports US magazine Screen Rant.
The Kennedy Replacement?
Rumors have been circulating for a long time that Kennedy should be replaced by “The Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau. These rumors will be crushed with the renewal of the contract. That fans are not too happy about it is not only evident in the reception of the films, especially ” Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker “.
Also, and especially behind the scenes, Kennedy doesn’t always seem to make the right decisions. Often, much more often than at Marvel, directors are fired because of “creative differences” long after their films have been announced.
Only recently have reports of internal Lucasfilm problems been heard again. “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins is said to be very unhappy with the conditions at Lucasfilm. Therefore, her film “Rogue Squadron” was initially postponed indefinitely.
Disney, however, appears to be satisfied with Kathleen Kennedy’s work. Her next project is ” The Book of Boba Fett. “The series starts at the end of December 2021 in the Disney + novelty program. We also have more “Star Wars” releases waiting for us.
The History Awaits
In 1977, “Star Wars,” the first film in the “Star Wars” saga, was released. The film series quickly grew, and today the Skywalker saga is a global phenomenon. Numerous films have appeared and, above all, the “Star Wars” series, which you can find all at Disney +, are currently setting new standards.
So that you can keep track of the complex sci-fi universe, we explain the chronologically correct order to you, and we also provide some insider tips that die-hard fans recommend as a binge order. We’ll also tell you which films and series belong to the franchise canon.