Disney CEO Bob Chapek Speaks Out on Kathleen Kennedy’s Future with Lucasfilm

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Kathleen Kennedy in the Millennium Falcon

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Speaks Out on Kathleen Kennedy’s Future with Lucasfilm. Kathleen Kennedy has been under fire from Star Wars fans for years, with many calling for her firing for “ruining” the Star Wars franchise and Lucasfilm Ltd. since its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company for $4 Billion in 2012. This year, Kathleen’s contract with Lucasfilm is up, which led many fans to believe she may be leaving since a renewal had not been announced.

During the 2021 shareholder meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke out on the calls for Kennedy’s firing, stating: “We look forward to having Kathy direct the activities of the entire Lucasfilm organization for many years to come.

Related: Breakdown of all the Lucasfilm News from the Walt Disney Company Investors Meeting

Lucasfilm has several major projects in the works, including films by directors such as Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson, as well as original series that will premiere exclusively on Disney+. Some upcoming titles include: Ahsoka, The Rangers of the New Republic, Andor, Rogue Squadron, The Mandalorian: Season 3, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Book of Boba Fett, The Bad Batch, and more.

Related: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Says Next ‘Star Wars’ Film Will Be Directed By A Woman

How do you feel about Bob Chapek’s comment? Do you think the studio is headed in the right direction? What shows and movies are you excited to see? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Disney and Lucasfilm!

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2 thoughts on “Disney CEO Bob Chapek Speaks Out on Kathleen Kennedy’s Future with Lucasfilm

  1. I am enraged, that’s how I feel! I’m lokoking forward to Disney collapsing into oblivion and ceasing to exist, unless Kennedy is fired! The Disney shareholders need to divest from the company! If Disney loses a large sum of money quickly enough, they’ll be forced to fire her!

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