It's no secret that fans of the Star Wars franchise have had a love-and-hate relationship with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy since the launch of the sequel trilogy in 2015. While many believe she's done a pretty decent job at handling the property since Disney's acquisition 10 years ago, longtime fans believe that she's done more harm than good.
Now, a new rumor suggests that the polarizing executive's days as the leader of the production company are coming to an end and it could happen in 2023. A recent report from John Campea says that Kennedy will be relieved of her duties in the Summer of next year. The report claims that it could either take place before or after the release of Indiana Jones 5, a project she proudly announced at this year's D23 Expo.
The specifics surrounding Kennedy's potential firing have not been disclosed but unsurprisingly, the rumor is already spreading like wildfire all over social media. On Twitter, fans seem to be divided on the possibility of Kathleen stepping down as Lucasfilm President.
Some folks even listed down Kennedy's contributions to Star Wars, while others were quick to point out the things she did wrong that nearly put the franchise in jeopardy. What do you think? Check out some of the reactions below:
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It's worth noting though that there have been various reports over the last couple of years claiming that Disney is firing Kennedy from the production company and obviously, they were proven to be false and she's still in charge.
With Bob Iger set to reassume his position as Disney CEO, it would be safe to assume that Kennedy is safe from getting axed since it was Iger who hired her in the first place. But considering the report claims that her fate has long been decided, I'm guessing it was a verdict made by former CEO Bob Chapek before his firing.
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