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Thread: Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm Deal Extended for Three Years

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    Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm Deal Extended for Three Years

    Kathleen Kennedy has reignited her lightsaber. The lead producer and architect of the Star Wars franchise has renewed her contract to remain president of Lucasfilm for another three years, through 2021, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The move is a vote of confidence in Kennedy, who took command of Lucasfilm after Disney’s $4 billion acquisition from George Lucas in 2012 and has overseen the relaunch of Star Wars, one of the most revered movie properties in cinematic history. Disney's four new Star Wars films have grossed almost $4.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Ancillary and merchandising have brought billions more into the studio's coffers.
    Last edited by Mildoo; 09-28-2018 at 02:41 PM.

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    Faith in your new president, misplaced it may be. As is your faith in the sequels.


    Horrible news.
    The dark is generous and it is patient and it always wins – but in the heart of its strength lies its weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back.” -Yoda

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    Surely this means the release date for the Rian Johnson trilogy is right around the corner!

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    With today's post of Gary Kurtz's passing, it would've been a much better omen if the passing of the manifestation/personification of the opposite of Kennedy's Star Wars impact coincided with Kennedy's removal, rather than her extension.

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    Beat me to it. Well I guess that ends the discussion on her being fired along with Rain Johnson.

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    It's almost as if the person who said "Cray Cray KK" was going to be fired by the end of September didn't have the first damn idea what he was talking about.

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    the taste of bigots' tears is delicious
    OT,PT,ST,RO,TPM,AOTC,ROTS,ANH,ESB,ROTJ,TFA,TLJ.... .STOP THE ABBREVIATION MADNESS!!! We are one abbreviation away from being scientologists. Now is the time to join The Abbreviation Resistance Movement!!!

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    I'll just simply quote one of Decepticon Blitzwing's line from the Transformers episode "Triple Takeover"

    Coach: "Sorry, I got a contract!"
    Blitzwing: "Contracts, like traitors....are made to be broken.
    A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing. -George Lucas

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    "But it hasn’t always been easy money. Kennedy has had to replace directors on two movies that were either in production or post-. Chris Lord and Phil Miller were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story on June 20, 2017, less than a year before the film's release. Kennedy also effectively replaced Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards with helmer Tony Gilroy, though Edwards kept his directing credit. Last year, Colin Trevorrow, who was to have directed Star Wars: Episode IX, was fired and replaced with the series' Episode VII helmer, J.J. Abrams, a week later. "

    Kennedy's deal extension also follows a polarizing reaction to Last Jedi — which sits at 91 percent fresh on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes but was flooded with unusually angry fan complaints on social media about key plot choices. The reaction to Last Jediand Solo is resulting in a shift in studio strategy, with Disney making plans to slow the output of movies. "You can expect some slowdown," Disney CEO Bob Iger told THR in an interview published on Sept. 20, adding, "but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films."

    At least they are acknowledging the fact that TLJ had had some negative impact on the franchise (unlike a bunch of delusional fans) and hopefully they keep that in mind on future projects.

    I also see "potential" when referencing the Rian Johnson hopefully that ends up canned.
    Last edited by HothHan; 09-28-2018 at 07:43 PM.

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