“We have to eventise this”: Kathleen Kennedy Wants Star Wars to Take James Bond Route to Revive $51.8B Struggling Franchise

Kathleen Kennedy Wants Star Wars to Take James Bond Route to Revive $51.8B Struggling Franchise
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The Star Wars franchise has always been one of the prominent multimedia franchises that quickly became a global pop culture phenomenon. Initially kicking off its journey with the 1977 film, Episode IV: A New Hope, it continued to explore space adventures with some of the unique characters that created a whole new fandom of its own.

A poster depicting the entire Star Wars franchise
A poster depicting the entire Star Wars franchise

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However, as time went by, fans’ expectations’ from the franchise grew. Though the franchise also explored the journey through the series, the lack of film was still felt by many. However, the storytelling on the big screen will soon be back as Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy has announced upcoming plans. This time, she revealed that the franchise would follow the path of James Bond.


Kathleen Kennedy Hinted That Star Wars Would Take James Bond Route

Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm director
Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm President

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The 69-year-old Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy has already given a green light to the new projects that will reawaken the force on the big screen. However, it would not be coming frequently and rather be taking the James Bond route to give time to the films.

Speaking with Empire, she shared,


“I’ve often brought up [James] Bond.”

Rather than pressurizing the franchise to release movies every year, she wants to “eventize” the movies which will be brought in the near future just like James Bond.

“I’ve often brought up Bond. 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 eventize this.”

She further mentioned that the film will not likely to release before 2025.

“It’s much better to tell the truth, 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.”

From what she said, it is clear that the fans would have to be more patient to watch the newly announced film on the big screen.


The Three New Feature Films in The Star-Wars Franchise

Kathleen Kennedy is the president of Lucasfilm.
Kathleen Kennedy announced the new films which will continue the Star Wars storytelling in theatres

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In early April this year, fans got the biggest surprise when the Lucasfilm studio panel announced the arrival of three new Star Wars feature films in the future.

The upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director, James Mangold has been assigned to direct a movie that is set 25,000 years before the Skywalker saga. It will be revolving around the very first Jedi who wields the Force.


Director Dave Filoni is in charge of a feature that is from the Return of the Jedi timeline as The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and Skeleton Crew.

Meanwhile, Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will helm a feature film that is set 15 years beyond the 2019 film, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

Source: Empire


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