George Lucas Reportedly Wants Dave Filoni to Replace Kathleen Kennedy as President of Lucasfilm. *SPOILER ALERT*: This post will discuss potential spoilers for upcoming Lucasfilm projects including Star Wars shows, movies, the upcoming Indiana Jones 5, and a link to a known scooper/spoiler for content from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney, and more. If you wish to avoid potential spoilers we recommend you stop reading past this point. Thank-you!
Lucasfilm Creator George Lucas has made several trips to the set of various Lucasfilm projects, with one of his more notable trips recorded on the set of The Mandalorian for Disney+. There is no doubting that Lucasfilm parent company The Walt Disney Company and Lucas have had differences regarding the future of various franchises, but there is no doubting that the two must come together to make sure fans are getting the best experience in theaters and at home.
Reddit User and known scooper u/SpideyForever245 has shared that the famed director and executive producer has a heavy opinion regarding the leadership and Lucasfilm, with reports that George Lucas would rather see Executive Producer and Creative Director Dave Filoni in the role of President at Lucasfilm, Ltd. The claim was shared on a Reddit post regarding the fifth Indiana Jones movie.
SpideyForever245 wrote: “What I know about [Indiana Jones]:  George Lucas wants Filoni to replace Kenndy as head of Lucasfilm  Lucas wants more involvement in Indy 5  Disney doesn’t let Lucas come near set tho so he’s angry  Indy 5 will go cosmic Indy will visit space  The villains in Indy 5 will be Nazis“
To see the full Reddit post click the post link below:
During the 2021 shareholder meeting, Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke out on various calls for Kennedy’s firing from Lucasfilm, stating: “We look forward to having Kathy direct the activities of the entire Lucasfilm organization for many years to come.“
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. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Lucasfilm!
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