A Year of STAR WARS Controversies: Can the Franchise Recover?


The Kathleen Kennedy Effect

Star Wars Controversies

Several Star Wars controversies have swirled around Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. First, there’s the perceived “social justice” agenda some believe is integral to her Star Wars vision. Others point to poor hiring choices when it comes to directors. That includes hiring the aforementioned Rian Johnson, and the team of Chris Miller and Phil Lord to helm Solo: A Star Wars Story. Then there was the decision to make Solo in the first place. Whether Kennedy’s personal agenda or business choices have truly factored into and hurt the franchise still remains to be seen in the long term.