Kneon and Geeky Sparkles of Clownfish TV have both worked for Disney doing PR and marketing. They’ve stated in the past that they believe WDW Pro to be the real deal as an insider. If what WDW Pro says is true, then there is indeed a civil war within Lucasfilm between Kennedy her loyalists, and Favreau and his loyalists.
a new narrative is being pushed by Kennedy loyalists in Lucasfilm…
2. The ongoing battle over Lucasfilm’s direction continues, with Kathleen Kennedy and Jon Favreau factions fighting over the studio. It’s fairly well known at this point that the beef between Kennedy and Iger is real, given that Iger essentially ignored her in his memoirs. It’s also hard to lose sight of how many projects Kennedy has seen fail at Lucasfilm (Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, Solo, and the Sequel Trilogy falling in revenues with each release), while Favreau seemingly struck it out of the park with The Mandalorian — a series for Disney+ that even Iger was giving creative suggestions for and taking notes on each episode. Buried in the lead of Waititi directing a new Star Wars film (which Kennedy has no creative control over) was confirmation of the “female-centric” Star Wars series being helmed by former Weinstein personal assistant Headland. But be ready, because it looks almost certain that a new narrative is being pushed by Kennedy loyalists in Lucasfilm… and that narrative is that Headland was ONLY a personal assistant for one year, and that being against her or her series is misogynistic, mean, and unfair. Again, this is a conflict that Disney doesn’t want; they don’t want conflict over a hire that lavishly praised Weinstein, deleted hundreds of tweets at the same time as a leak about her project, and may know dirt on Iger and Eisner. With all that said, Kennedy has essentially gotten her way time after time, outplaying Iger even if she has been hammered by segments of the fans, mostly by hiring and developing strong loyalty within her brand.
they don’t want conflict over a hire that lavishly praised Weinstein…
So they’re planning another Geeker Gate against the fandom. Good thing we already know how this game works, so we can prepare and return fire. It’s really so sad, if they would just focus on telling good stories with good characters instead of their identify politics nonsense, they wouldn’t have to worry about these kinds of tactics. But they are political activists first and foremost so that’s a non-starter.
I do think the ratio of successes vs. failures between Kennedy and Favreau is an amusing observation. But that’s what you get when you hire someone who got into the industry through a court order.
Thanks to Aaron Contryman for the tip.
Originally published here.