ATTENTION! THE FOLLOWING REPORT IS A RUMOR! PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING STORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.
In a recent rumor according to YouTuber Mike Zeroh, who, if we’re being honest has about a 50/50 track record when it comes to reporting, has reported that Kevin Smith, Writer/Director of Films such as Jay and Silent Bob and Television Series such as Masters of the Universe Revelations, was apparently offered to direct episodes of Lesley Headland’s upcoming Disney plus Star Wars series “Star Wars: The Acolyte”.
Currently, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni seem to be taking over at Lucasfilm while Kathleen Kennedy seems to slowly being phased out or moved to another position. However she apparently still has creative control over the currently untitled Indiana Jones 5 and the Leslye Headland Star Wars series slated for Disney Plus.
Kathleen Kennedy is said to have not only reached out to Rian Johnson, writer/director of 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi to direct a few episodes of the Leslye Headland series, but also Kevin Smith.
Apparently Kathleen Kennedy has been in talks with Kevin Smith for some time to do a Star Wars related project, beginning when Kevin Smith visited the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker while they were filming. Kevin Smith is known to be a fan of the Disney Era of Star Wars so it would not be surprising for Kennedy to hire someone who fits her criteria. It is also said that Kevin Smith will be working with Leslye herself on writing story elements of the series, specifically revolving around the main character.
This rumor does have people concerned due to the recent fallout around the Masters of the Universe Revelations series that Kevin Smith was in charge of. Many fans are even comparing his treatment of the franchise and characters to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But if any of this is indeed true the damage may possibly not be as bad as some think due to the upcoming Headland show being seen as somewhat of a joke in the fandom.
**Editor’s Note** What’s more interesting to me is that both Leslye Headland and Kevin Smith were tied to Harvey Weinstein. It’s possible they already knew each other. Disney and Bog Iger were trying to distance themselves from Weinstein and were named in a lawsuit. It has also been implied that Kennedy’s hiring of Headland, and subsequent surprise announcement, caused a lot of trouble in the House of Mouse.
Will Kevin Smith come to Star Wars? Will he handle it like he did MOTU? Only time will tell.
Source: Mike Zeroh
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