After Numerous Flops Under Her Leadership, LucasFilm Has Reportedly Fired Its Controversial President

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Could it all really be over?

Rumors have been swirling around the internet suggesting that Lucasfilm fired Kathleen Kennedy, the president of LucasFilms. As a prominent figure in the film industry, Kennedy’s leadership has shaped the direction of several beloved film franchises, resulting in both critical acclaim and disappointment from fans. It’s no secret that many Star Wars supporters have wanted her gone for a while, and after LucasFilm’s latest Indiana Jones flopped, rumors are coming out that Kennedy might indeed be getting axed.

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Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm: Separating Fact from Fiction

Kathleen Kennedy became the president of Lucasfilm in 2012 after being selected by George Lucas following the studio’s acquisition by Disney. Since then, she has overseen the production of several Star Wars films. Despite many of these films garnering immense commercial success, Kennedy has never won over the Star Wars franchise fanbase.

Despite having an impressive roster of producing credits under her belt, fans still felt that she was the wrong pick for President of LucasFilm. Some go as far as to claim that her creative vision has destroyed the Star Wars franchise altogether. Now, rumors are swirling that Kennedy has been fired after the less-than-spectacular release of the new movie Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, starring Harrison Ford.

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Was This Disney Exec Really “Locked Out” of Her Business Email?

Reports that Kennedy had been locked out of her LucasFilm business email went viral this weekend. Immediately, “Kathleen Kennedy fired” began trending on Twitter as fans rejoiced about the removal of the Disney exec.

The truth is that none of these rumors have a ton of validity. Back in 2021, Kennedy’s contract was renewed for an additional three years, showing that LucasFilm still saw her in a good light. However, it is strange that no official source has been able to shut down these rumors yet.

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For now, the rumor that LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy has been fired is just that- a rumor. Nevertheless, the support of her removal from fans should be enough to let the company know that fans are really not seeing her creative vision. In the days to follow, fans will be eagerly waiting to hear the latest news on if this claim is debunked or if there is actually some substance to this gossip.

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