While the Star Wars-stamped feature films appear to have been put on hold, Kathleen Kennedy has made a statement that will make fans jump … and enrage critics of the latest trilogy.
What if we’re not done with Rey, Poe Dameron and Finn, the heroes of the latest Star Wars trilogy on the big screen? The small troop has been at the center of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. This 3rd film has also completed a plot that has caused a lot of ink to flow and divided the fans.
Adored by some, castigated by others, these characters have not really won unanimity with worshipers of the intergalactic saga. The latter have rather found their happiness on the side of derivative series like The Mandalorian or Clone Wars.
Asked by Empire, Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, made a shattering statement about these protagonists. They could return in future Star Wars movies! “These are certainly not characters that we will forget”, confided the producer. “They will still live, there are discussions that will be done with the creative team on this subject”, she added.
They are certainly not characters that we will forget.
These statements follow the postponement of the shooting of Rogue Squadron, the feature film to be directed by Patty Jenkins. The filmmaker reportedly had creative differences with Kathleen Kennedy over the direction the script should take. It looks like Lucasfilm is having a stir internally, as Matthew Belloni, former editor at The Hollywood Reporter and reliable insider, pointed out.
On his blog titled Puck, he indicated that excellent filmmakers are approached by the studio but are quickly overwhelmed by procedures of “micromanagement and element-script-by-committee”. What to discourage the most seasoned. “Jenkins wasn’t willing to walk away, and she has other plans, including Wonder Woman 3 at Warner Bros., where she has more creative freedom.”, specifies Matthew Belloni.
The two women would not be able to agree on the direction to give to the project, which would explain its gap. “Ridiculously recurring concerns at Lucasfilm”, emphasizes Belloni, who takes the opportunity to curry Kathleen Kennedy, believing that she should give up her place at the head of the studio. “It’s time to take Kathy Kennedy away from running the Star Wars films”, he titled in red letters.
For or against the return of the characters of postlogy? We leave it to you to debate. In the meantime, The Book of Boba Fett arrives on December 29 on Disney + and Obi Wan Kenobi is about to land in 2022! The Force is always present on the small screen.