STAR WARS: Kathleen Kennedy Is Taking Influence From JAMES BOND To "Eventise" The Movies

STAR WARS: Kathleen Kennedy Is Taking Influence From JAMES BOND To "Eventise" The Movies

During a new interview, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy revealed that she's looking to the James Bond franchise when it comes to "eventising" Star Wars on the big screen...

By MarkCassidy - May 04, 2023 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

It's now been close to three and a half years since the last Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, hit theaters, and by the sounds of things, we won't be revisiting the Galaxy Far, Far Away on the big screen for almost another three!

During Star Wars Celebration last month, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that they had scaled back on their plans for Star Wars features after the underperformance of Rise and Solo: A Star Wars Story, but there are three new movies in the pipeline.

James Mangold's untitled film about the first Jedi and the discovery of the Force, Dave Filoni's "Mando-verse" event movie which will serve as a conclusion to the various Disney+ shows, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's sequel trilogy follow-up set 15 years after Episode IX. 

During a new interview with Empire, Kennedy explains why they decided to "eventise" Star Wars on the big screen, while making it clear that fans shouldn't expect to see another movie until 2025 at the earliest.

“I’ve often brought up Bond,” said the exec. “That’s every three or four years and there wasn’t this pressure to feel like you had to have a movie every year. I feel that was very important to Star Wars. We have to eventise this."

"It’s much better to tell the truth,” she adds, “that we’re going to make these movies when they’re ready to be made, and release them when they’re ready to be released.”

This is probably the wisest approach, to be fair. It may mean less Star Wars movies, but it will (hopefully) result in better Star Wars movies!

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Mankzin2
Mankzin2 - 5/4/2023, 8:20 PM
Isn't she leaving Lucas Films in the near future and if so who cares what she says, as hopefully the person who replaces her first should be to remove the sequel trilogy out of cannon.
DevilsDreams
DevilsDreams - 5/5/2023, 4:26 AM
@Mankzin2 - can only hope that she leaves soon, she doesn't understand the product... #FireKathleenKennedy
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