The Star Wars franchise has turned into a disaster.
But radical feminists and Hollywood liberals took over the franchise and destroyed the franchise by turning it into a vehicle to promote a far-left political agenda.
But despite the rut Star Wars is currently mired in, there could be good news on the horizon for enthusiasts.
The jury is in. Mega-producer Kathleen Kennedy has ruined Star Wars. Kennedy was tapped to steer the franchise after George Lucas sold all the rights to Disney.
Kennedy immediately turned Star Wars into a progressive experiment. Her first order of business was to introduce a female protagonist, because she was under the ridiculous impression that women couldn’t connect to male heroes like Luke Skywalker.
The notion of a female protagonist in the Star Wars universe isn’t a problem — Rogue One was generally well-received by the fans—but the politicization of the universe quickly became apparent.
It was so important for Kennedy to have a strong female lead, the character of Rey in The Force Awakens is perfect. Even Superman has kryptonite.
Fan support was shaky going into The Last Jedi, but fans gave it a chance. What they got was an absolute abomination.
Director Rian Johnson made the progressive politics so bare, the movie could’ve been sponsored by the Democratic Party.
Income inequality, war profiteering, and toxic masculinity were all key plot points in the hugely disappointing film.
While critics praised the movie, fans absolutely savaged it harsher than any other Star Wars movie, including the much-maligned prequels.
Following up behind The Last Jedi was the spinoff prequel Solo, which was dead on arrival.
Fan confidence was so low, the movie absolutely tanked at the box office. It was the first time a Star Wars fan underperformed so aggressively; the film is slated to lose $50 million.
Even though fans are dismayed by these happenings, there could be a ray of hope.
A recent report suggested Kathleen Kennedy could be relieved of her duties as the steward of the Star Wars franchise.
Supposedly Disney chairman Bob Iger convened a secret meeting where Kennedy’s fate was the key topic of discussion.
According to Grace Randolph at Beyond The Trailer, the main issues for Iger are that nobody seems to want the job, and Kennedy has a lot of influential backing:
“Several have been approached, but turned down, including J.J. Abrams, who turned it down flat and didn’t even hesitate…Nobody wants to run a house divided, which apparently is what Kathleen Kennedy has created. It’s divided between her loyalists…and the loyalists to the brand itself that were there before Kathleen.”
Not only does Kennedy have loyalists within the company, she has a left-wing press ready to attack Disney if Iger scapegoats a powerful female.
Though Disney might take a PR hit, they can’t afford to sacrifice a money tree like Star Wars at the altar of political correctness and progressivism.
Besides, Kennedy is no rookie. She’s a seasoned Hollywood heavyweight. It’s a cutthroat business. Powerful executives have been fired for a lot less than steering a billion-dollar franchise of the rails.
If Kennedy is replaced, hopefully it’s with someone who actually has reverence for the material. It’s possible to do something different without gutting the soul of the original that made the franchise so popular in the first place.