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After Indiana Jones 5 Disaster, Lucasfilm Reportedly Firing Kathleen Kennedy To Save Star Wars From Further Embarrassment

After Indiana Jones 5 Disaster, Lucasfilm Reportedly Firing Kathleen Kennedy To Save Star Wars From Further Embarrassment

We have all grown up watching some of the most epic and larger-than-life science-fiction films Hollywood has given us. Films like Jurrasic Park, Back to the Future, Schindler’s List, and Indiana Jones kept our childhood packed. Producing films that can still be put on the TV during family dinners and stay-overs is no easy feat.

Kathleen Kennedy however could manage doing such a remarkable job at that. Starting her big production endeavor alongside Steven Spielberg with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Kennedy has come a long way leaving a trail of highly successful commercial films. 

Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy

With her massive portfolio of back-to-back hits, she was named President of Lucasfilm back in 2012. But, with franchises like Star Wars and its multiple spin-offs along with the fifth installment of Harrison Ford-led Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny, she hasn’t been able to continue with her thriving past.

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Kathleen Kennedy Responsible For Indiana Jones 5 Failure?

The latest in the franchise – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has not even been able to get past $100 million since its launch on June 30. With a reported budget of $295 million, it is en route to becoming a massive flop for Lucasfilm. 

Not just this, under Kathleen Kennedy’s leadership, Lucasfilm has not been able to attract viewers like in the past. She revived the Star Wars franchise with hopes that the films would go toe-to-toe with Marvel Studio’s interconnected universe. But, to her dismay, only Star Wars: The Last Jedi managed to beat the already faint expectations and went on to achieve much-needed acclaim.

Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy’s days as the President were already numbered as her contract had expired back in 2021, but she had it extended for a 3-year period to oversee more projects. But rumors on the internet now suggest that with her contract expiring in 2024, she may be relieved from her responsibilities as Disney execs could not tolerate Indiana Jones 5 failing so badly after an already bleak Star Wars franchise.

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Rumors Say Kathleen Kennedy’s Email May Have Been Locked Out

A new development suggests that Kennedy may have been locked out of her business email and given two weeks of paid leave so that the leadership at Disney can figure out how to tackle the declining success.

Rumors suggest that there are a bunch of insiders who have seen Disney execs storming the Lucasfilm office in full swing. This is an unprecedented move from the studio as Disney strongly follows the no-interference policy until they “really” have to.

Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy at the premiere of Indiana Jones 5

Fans all across the globe have been highly upset with her leadership and say that she has “ruined” their childhood memories by pushing a political agenda instead of releasing films that stay true to the story.

However, all this fuss could also be due to regular server check-ups as Kennedy may have been vacationing with her family. How it pans out still remains to be seen, but for now, Lucasfilm has to worry about the incoming losses and take steps to mitigate them.

Suggested: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Not Happy With Disney Pressuring Her into Making One Star Wars Movie Every Year

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny has been released to an underwhelming response back on June 30.

Source: ComingSoon

Written by Ojaswi Chaudhary

Extremely passionate about a great story since the little guy was 8. He has lived through nothing short of almost 300 of Hollywood's finest pieces of work, and is now creating some of his own here at FandomWire. He loves to make time for a good book and a good meal.