Star Wars has been a hot-button topic the last year for many hardcore fans, especially those starting to doubt their faith in the sci-fi enterprise. Of course, enemy numero uno for these pissed off Star Wars fans seems to be Kathleen Kennedy. Pressure has been building up on the Lucasfilm head to steer the ship back to safe ground and regain the trust of many of these, now, rogue fans she may have lost. According to THR, Kennedy has signed a contract extension of three more years, which means that the final chapter of the “Star Wars” Skywalker Saga, ‘Episode IX,’ due in theaters December 2019, will be overseen by Kennedy.
I have not been shy about my lack of faith in Kennedy, her resume has shown a trend of clashing with directors. So far, during her 4 year tenure as overseer of all things SW, Kennedy has clashed with filmmakers on three separate films (Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired during production of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' Colin Trevorrow was let go as director of 'Episode IX,' and Gareth Edwards, although he completed 'Rogue One' was rumored to have been replaced during reshoots by Tony Gilroy.