Star Wars fans might be enjoying the residual high from this year’s May the Fourth, however, it seems like there are rumors going around saying that there’s unrest inside the ranks of Lucasfilm.
WDWMagic Forms just recently reported on Disney’s plans amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, and while the report focuses on the reopening of Disney Parks, it also offers details on struggle for power over at Lucasfilm.
According to the site, the studio has been divided into factions supporting Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau. The site points out Kennedy’s “failed” projects like Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and the divisive Star Wars sequel trilogy. While these projects have seemingly struggled, Favreau managed to win the Star Wars fanbase over with The Mandalorian.
The report seems to suggest that Disney’s been taking a more active approach on Star Wars. Iger has apparently been handing Favreau notes for The Mandalorian, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has been hired to direct a new Star Wars film – a project which the site says “Kennedy has no creative control over.”
Of course, as with any rumor, we advise fans to take this report with a grain of salt. It seems easy for disgruntled Star Wars fans to want a narrative where Kennedy is being taken down by a successful Star Wars hire like Favreau. Honestly, we just want to see Star Wars succeed, and while there have been a few mistakes here and there, we’d like to believe that Star Wars future remains bright as ever.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available for streaming on Disney+.