“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was officially released on the 20th of this month, and despite the controversy, the film topped the North American weekend with $176 million,media BGR reported. Yet the film doesn’t seem to have lived up to audiences and Disney’s expectations in terms of word-of-mouth and box office. And now it has been revealed that the new Star Wars film could upset Kathleen Kennedy’s influence at Disney.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has been in charge of all “Star Wars” projects, including the new trilogy and the standalone Star Wars franchise, since Disney took the rights to Lucasfilm and The Star Wars series a few years ago. But whether she will continue to participate in the Star Wars project and disney’s other affairs in the future may be an unknown.
We already know that Disney plans to continue producing Star Wars content, as evidenced by the episode Of the Mandalorian, which airs on Disney Plus. We also know that Kevin Feige’s vision made the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) a success, and last September Disney announced that he would be involved in future Star Wars projects:
We are very excited about the ongoing projects of Catherine and Lucasfilm, not only in Star Wars, but also in “The Raiders” and with other parts of the company about “Blood and Bone Kids.” With the end of the Skywalker saga, Catherine ushered in a new era of Star Wars storytelling. And we know that Kevin is a dead-end, and it makes sense for these two extraordinary producers to work together on the Star Wars movie.
Since then, the eighth season of Game of Thrones, in which two D.B. screenwriters pullouted from the Star Wars series, they should have produced a new trilogy.
However, Disney has yet to confirm any future Star Wars projects. Bob Iger, Disney’s chief executive, made it clear to Bloomberg in April:
We’ll pause for a moment and then reset it, because the Skywalker saga will end in the ninth. There will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be some interruptions.
According to a report by We Got This Covered, Disney may want Kathleen Kennedy to leave:
Sources close to WGTC say Disney wants Kathleen Kenny to leave Lucasfilm, and although it’s not the time she gets into trouble, she knows she has a “95 percent chance” of not working at the company again.
Disney is considering hiring another woman to replace her, the report said.