Kathleen Kennedy Renews Lucasfilm Contract

Kathleen Kennedy Renews Lucasfilm Contract

Giving a big middle finger to internet trolls, Kathleen Kennedy has renewed her contract and will remain the president of Lucasfilm for another three years, taking her through 2021.

Kennedy became chief of Lucasfilm in 2012 after Disney purchased the company from George Lucas for $4 billion, and has overseen the “Star Wars” relaunch.

Following the fan backlash to the divided reviews over “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the recent disappointment of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the franchise’s future isn’t clear at the moment beyond two trilogies in development and the currently shooting J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Wars: Episode IX”.

Lucasfilm plans on expanding the “Star Wars” universe into the TV realm as well with the new Jon Favreau-produced live-action series for Disney’s streaming service. The fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise is also in the works for a July 2021 release.

Source: Heat Vision