Kathleen Kennedy Reportedly Stepping Down as Lucasfilm President in 2021

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By Judith Anne Dela Cruz | More Articles MCU Enthusiast and Neil Gaiman Fanatic
October 08, 2019  01:50 PM


 

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is reportedly going to work on his own Star Wars film. Along with this news are speculations on Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy leaving the company because Feige is now trying his hand at Star Wars, and it looks like new rumors regarding Kennedy's exit are out yet again.

These rumors don't come as a surprise anymore since rumors have been going out over the years regarding her leave. And it seems like the Lucasfilm president may be really leaving after all.

In the recent episode of Now, This is Podcasting! (via Redditor Sidon_Ithano), Jason Ward of MakingStarWars reveals that he heard about Kennedy stepping down once the film Indiana Jones 5 is finished. The release date for the movie is always pushed to a later date but it is said that it will be released by July 2021. So if this is true, Kathleen Kennedy could be stepping down as president by that year. 

Ward points out that if Kennedy would leave after the film was made, she would still be producing movies. And it is speculated that Feige will run Lucasfilm and that he will have separate divisions to be run by other people.

Feige proved his talent as a producer by making huge strides for comic book films, including having the first superhero film to ever receive a Best Picture nomination, so it won't be shocking to fans who want Kennedy out for Feige to replace.

Some fans might want this to actually happen since the recent sequel trilogy has had some issues along the way, but there is a chance that Kennedy will stay. According to THR’s reports back in September, “Kennedy remains in charge with no plans for any changes.”

However, this is only a speculation and none of it has been confirmed nor denied yet. Regardless, Star Wars fans might have a division of opinions about Kennedy’s potential leave from the company. For now, Feige remains a producer on his upcoming Star Wars movie.

In the meantime, look out for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which premieres December 20, 2019.

Also Read: Chris Evans Volunteers For A Role In Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie

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