Disney Prevents Kennedy From Announcing New Projects
Here’s the latest from: Star Wars – The Direct
It’s no secret that the lack of Star Wars news to come from either Celebration or the D23 Expo has been a major disappointment. The franchise’s television future on Disney+ is relatively clear for the next few years, though the theatrical waters remain murky. Any anticipation for film announcements has been met with Lucasfilm’s trademark secrecy.
Such a tight-lipped approach at Star Wars Celebration was particularly perplexing, given the nature of the event and the lack of positive motion picture developments in recent years. Much of the studio’s main presentation was spent discussing the Willow series and Indiana Jones 5 – a bonus for fans of those properties, but an irritation for people in Jedi cosplay who payed top dollar to attend.
While a more general presentation at D23 is acceptable and unsurprising, the Star Wars segment of Lucasfilm’s time on stage only provided updates for shows that could be done in tweets. The roof was far from blown off the building, and the Star Wars faithful expected nothing less. As head of the company, Kathleen Kennedy naturally draws the most ire for these lackluster episodes… but it may not entirely be her fault…
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