Some see this move as a prelude to a bigger role for fig in Lucasfilm, while others claim that it merely reflects Marvel Manager's passion for the franchise. According to a top Disney source, Kennedy still has no plans for change. According to a knowledgeable source, Feige has told a lead actor that he wants to play a certain role when and when he makes the film.
However, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20th. It's understandable that Disney wants to keep as much of the franchise's future as possible. Skywalker Also known as Episode IX is said to be the last episode of the series, first published by George Lucas in 1
Under Feige's leadership, Marvel had an extraordinary number of hits, including four of the top 10 films ever released. This summer, Avengers: Endgame earned $ 2.9 billion and surpassed Avatar to become the top grosser of all time, adjusted for inflation. Feige has a plethora of Marvel films and television programs in the works, and is expected to play a major role in developing the Marvel heroes, such as the X-Men, who received Disney on the Fox acquisition.
Kennedy has been President of Lucasfilm since 2012. She is one of the few women in executive positions at Disney, but she was selected by Lucas for this job before selling his company for $ 4 billion this year. In September 2018, she extended her contract for three years.
So far, the four Star Wars films produced for Disney have grossed nearly $ 4.5 billion. But while Feige presided over a largely seamless rollout of one Marvel hit after another, it was not a smooth process to revive the Star Wars franchise . Gareth Edwards was effectively retired as the director of the troubled film of 2016 Rogue One with Tony Gilroy shooting the third act. The film became a hit and caused strong reviews worldwide and $ 1.1 billion.
In June 2017, Kennedy released directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller during the production of the prequel film Solo out of concern for their improvisational style. Ron Howard entered to complete the film, which grossed $ 392.9 million and lost money as the first Star Wars image . In September 2017, the Jurassic World film director Colin Trevorrow was deposed and directed by Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and published by J.J. Abrams, who successfully re-launched the franchise in 2015 with The Force Awakens . Disney chairman Bob Iger recently admitted in a New York Times interview (19459004) that the studio made mistakes. "I just think we put something too fast on the market," he said.
One potential problem for Lucasfilm and Disney is the allegedly disappointing participation in the new Star Wars attractions in Anaheim and Orlando. In a recent earnings statement, Iger said that interest in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is still high and "in the long run … we have no reservations about it." (On Wednesday, Disney introduced a new management structure for Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney in front of World Resort Parks in Anaheim and Orlando.)
Disney has been criticized for its lack of women in executive positions in the business, so every move to displace Kennedy can lead to perceptual problems. Iger acknowledged that women and people of skin color were not well represented, but said, "I'll change that before I go."
While Disney and Lucasfilm have partially reduced the development of Star Wars films Due to the poor performance of Solo future films are still being worked on. Both Last Jedi Helper Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones Showrunner DB Weiss and David Benioff work on feature projects in the Star Wars universe. And as Disney powers up its Disney + streaming service, Lucasfilm becomes an important piece of the puzzle. Jon Favreaus Star Wars Space Western The Mandalorian will premiere on November 12, and a Rogue One prequel series is in the works. as is an Obi-Wan Kenobi series led by Ewan McGregor.