A new game amongst ‘Star Wars’ fans is guessing how long after Kathleen Kennedy announces a new project it will be canceled. A ridiculous amount of films have been announced that later ended up scrapped. Now it’s gotten so bad that she is assuring fans that the new films announced at Star Wars Celebration are “pretty far along.”
While speaking to IGN, Lucasfilm head Kathy Kennedy stated that the films announced by Dave Filoni, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and James Mangold “have progressed far beyond the status of mere “ideas” and “she and Obaid-Chinoy have been working on their project “for a couple years already.””
Other films and shows were well underway when they were canceled or changed too. Rian Johnson still is out in the media saying his trilogy hasn’t been canceled and Kathleen just confirmed that stating it’s all about his schedule, yet nothing is in “active development.”
Even after the new movie announcements were made at Star Wars Celebration, many fans discussed how none of it matters because we’ve seen announcements before. Some of these quotes were from a few months ago because it’s been so ongoing.
Wonder which project Kathleen Kennedy will cancel first?
— Pascal Connoisseur (@deckkkard) April 10, 2023
I mean, I WANT to be excited, but Kathleen Kennedy will probably just cancel this one too. Most if the projects that have been announced have already been cancelled. It’s heart breaking 😢 @Disney @DisneyPlus #starwars #Disney @starwars pic.twitter.com/GxEWPRECL1
— Prepping with Sarge (@IamOnYoutube1) March 29, 2023
3 more movies to cancel! Kathleen Kennedy is worse than Netflix…
— La Llave de Baxter (@LallavedeBaxter) March 23, 2023
More people Kathleen Kennedy can fire at some point and then cancel the project. pic.twitter.com/tO8Xwcrj6U
— MyWanderingToothBrush (@BrushWandering) October 25, 2022
Like it matters. Kathleen Kennedy will cancel it at some point.
— Swords & Spaceships (@benjamin_kral) October 25, 2022
We have seen many projects announced and canceled over the last few years. Those that remain often get multiple staff changes, new scripts, new directors, etc. We’ve had release dates for films that were canceled as well.
At this point fans shouldn’t get excited or attached to anything until it is just weeks out from release. Only then is it likely a safe bet.
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