Lucasfilm Adds Fuel To The #BoycottEpisodeIX Fire

The Hollywood Reporter has published a story indicating that Kathleen Kennedy will be sticking around for 3 long years.

KK

Like a turd that just won’t flush down.

The lead producer and architect of the Star Wars franchise has renewed her contract to remain president of Lucasfilm for another three years, through 2021, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The move is a vote of confidence in Kennedy, who took command of Lucasfilm after Disney’s $4 billion acquisition from George Lucas in 2012 and has overseen the relaunch of Star Wars, one of the most revered movie properties in cinematic history. 

Sources say that the near future of Star Wars lies in television with Kennedy-led Lucasfilm planning on expanding the universe with new characters in that medium.

Now we know why Bob Iger was falling on his sword, and taking the blame for Kathleen Kennedy’s failings about a week ago.  He was clearing the air and preparing the way for this announcement.

This is why I was willing to consider the perspective of Matthew Kadish.  John Talks recently had similar misgivings.

This is why I didn’t implicitly trust statements of those who claimed to have inside sources as totally accurate information.  Inside source doesn’t automatically translate into accuracy.  This is why I don’t cite those who say, “I have an inside source, but I can’t divulge what they’re telling me” which is really a non-comment anyway.

What bothers me most about all of this, is the fact that we already had the information that should have made everyone skeptical of inside sources.

A thread at milleniumfalcon.com from 2015, detailed a history of Jason Ward from MakingStarWars.net, and efforts to feed false spoilers from Star Wars productions to rival websites including Star Wars News Net  in an effort to discredit them.  Everyone is super busy and time is at a premium for everyone, but that thread was posted publicly on Twitter and available to all.

Spoilers

Now, I’m not saying that Jason Ward or MakingStarWars.net is responsible for the insider information in this particular instance.  But Jason Ward is only one SJW.  There are thousands more out there who will use these same tactics if Mr. Ward doesn’t.  I strongly recommend that all inside sources be treated as highly suspect moving forward.

Regardless, any concerns about The Fandom Menace losing steam should be put to rest.  The goal of feeding false information about Kathleen Kennedy’s departure was to appease The Fandom Menace and get them to relax and quiet down.  They do this in politics too, when Democrats will release a poll to the media showing that the Republican candidate will win, in order to get Republicans to stay home on voting day, confident in the notion that their candidate will win.  Meantime, the Democrats get their base fired up and to the voting booth with the same poll.

But in this instance, the announcement of Kathleen Kennedy’s contract extension will inject new vitality into The Fandom Menace, propelling the boycott of Episode IX to potentially a far greater scope than the boycott for Solo.

As far as the general audience is concerned, most of this will go entirely unnoticed.  As I’ve stated previously, I believe that the bulk of the people staying home for Solo was the general audience rather than boycotters, due to the crappy nature of The Last Jedi.  There just wasn’t enough interest to bring them back for more.  And there will likely be even less interest to bring them back for Episode IX.

In any case, the biggest challenge that The Fandom Menace faces right now is keeping the fan infighting down to a bare minimum.

Here’s something else though for everyone to consider.

The news of Kathleen Kennedy’s contract extension was released on a late Friday afternoon.  In the political world, when you have to release a news story but want it to vanish quickly, you release it late Friday afternoon because that’s when the weekly news cycle ends.  Stories released on late Friday afternoon rarely carry over through the weekend.  When you want a news story to have real legs, you release it early Monday so that it sticks around throughout the entire weekly news cycle.

So why would Disney want news of Kathleen Kennedy’s contract extension to vanish quickly?

UPDATE:

Below are a variety of perspectives on this story:

22 thoughts on “Lucasfilm Adds Fuel To The #BoycottEpisodeIX Fire

    • Exactly. I’ve mentioned that several times. Even if Bob Iger did the impossible, and cleared out Lucasfilm from top to bottom, the primary source of their hiring pool is San Francisco. So they’d likely be replaced with SJWs that are equally as bad. The Titanic was always doomed from the start. We’re just watching it ease into the ocean.

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    • Unfortunately for u, Alex-turd, history will not see it that way. The franchise doesn’t need saving, only your depressed brain does. Why don’t you take antidepressants? It helps. HEH-HEH. 😎

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      • Anonymous? No need to hide your pathetic identity now, starwarsfan10 (aka alessio pasquali, aka brainless leftist snowflake). You have exposed yourself already. Your entertaining leftist tirades are your trademark.

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        • Oh, and I have some other things to call you, Alex-turd:

          – Woman hater
          – Cunt-servative
          – Fox News fanatic
          – Real News/media hater
          – Trump supporter
          – Disney hater
          – Cynical asshole
          – Temper-filled, self-entitles jerk
          – Rat-puke-lican
          – Cruel
          – Disrespectful
          – Unkind
          – Hateful

          And, your attitude of hating on Disney and the media and liberals makes you just as hateful as the Prequel haters are. You’re not a real Star Wars fan at all.

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        • I smell StarWarsFan10’s odor. Rabid radical leftists argue from insult (ad hominem) because their own education has left them high and dry of real material like: reason, sense, logic, compassion or understanding.

          Without opposition, this generation faces opposition they can’t face. That alone must be very frustrating. Welcome to the real world, StarWarsFan10. Cookie cutters have not formed the human race, so buckle up! You’re about to encounter minds that balance many ideas rather than being possessed by a single idea. And what a burden that must be. My money is on your inability to sleep well at night.

          Oh, and about your virtue signalling? The louder they yell, the LESS they’re persuaded by the system. Eventually, SWF10, the mob’s going to find out about your disloyalty. And they will tear you into shreds. The Social Justice mob knows no justice. So keep diligent watch; they’re watching too.

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  1. A little OT but this is good… The ‘Solo’ Honest Trailer

    The daughter who saw the movie said, “It’s not the mess I thought it would be, but you’re not missing much.”

    The daughter who didn’t go to it said, “I feel like I don’t need to see it anymore.”

    I laughed all the way through, but am more convinced that ever that I want nothing to do with it. It shows you almost more than you want to see, but at the same time it’s blessedly forgettable.

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  2. “This is why I didn’t implicitly trust statements of those who claimed to have inside sources as totally accurate information. Inside source doesn’t automatically translate into accuracy. This is why I don’t cite those who say, ‘I have an inside source, but I can’t divulge what they’re telling me’ which is really a non-comment anyway.”

    And that’s why I don’t automatically trust people who claim they have inside sources yet they wouldn’t divulge info just to make them look intelligent but it backfires at them most of the time.

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