So I was wondering what were peoples thoughts on who should be running Lucasfilm? Kathleen Kennedy is the current head, but a lot of fans don't like here stewardship. Some have mentioned Dave Filoni as George Lucas apprentice. There are those that mention Jon Favreau and how he's hit it out of the park with the Mandalorian and some think that Kevin Feige's stewardship of Marvel make him a natural fit. Now I ask this question with the caveat and all and all likelihood that George Lucas is never coming back. The man is in his mid seventies and seems done with running Lucasfilm. So these are just my thoughts on the big contenders, but I'm going to start with how George Lucas ran Lucasfilm and what he brought to the table as to compare the various candidates. I think one thing that George Lucas brought to the table is that he was simultaneously an artist and a businessman. The man had an artistic vision and a desire to realize it, but at the same time he knew he was making a product and knew it had to sell to an extent. Sometimes artist have a bad habit of forgetting they have an audience to please and sometimes need a corporate minder to make sure they don't forget the audience and go off the deep end. On the other end though the artistic vision that provides the heart and soul of a project can be smothered by corporate meddling and ruin a piece of media. What I think George brought to the table was a healthy balance of the two. Another big factor of George Lucas is he was also a visionary film maker and what I mean by this is he was always thinking ahead on how film technology can affect the film making process and was always working to pioneer the industry. He wasn't someone who rested on his laurels, but was always trying to advance what could be done with film making. Now onto the contenders. I'll start with Kathleen Kennedy. The woman has been a producer on countless movies and has worked in the movie industry for years and the current head of Lucasfilm. Looking back I think she was the wrong choice. She seems to want to fill the role George Lucas had as creator and businessman, but she doesn't seem to have the acumen for either. What I mean by this is she was a producer and her role as a producer seems that of a manager and frankly managers and bureaucrats are some of the most creatively bankrupt positions out there. They only really know how to continue existing seems with no idea how to involve them. Managerial thinking is very stuck in the present. It was managerial thinking that lead Blockbuster to pass up on buying Netflix. Kathleen Kennedy isn't that level of bad, but considering her influence on Galaxy's Edge and some of her creative choices with the movies I'm not entirely sure she grasps Star Wars from a creative standpoint, nor has very good foresight as businesswoman and artist. So the next candidate is Dave Filoni and a lot of people see him as the natural successor to George Lucas. He worked extensively with George on The Clone Wars and has developed an understanding and knowledge of Star Wars that non have except for George Lucas himself. I also think he understands full well that Star Wars is a franchise primarily targeted towards children. While I think he's the best person to run the story and lore of Star Wars I'm not sure he has what it takes to run a company. Running a show is a very different thing than running a whole company and while some of those skills translate I'm not sure he has the experience to do so. I also think he's more content with just directing shows than anything else. Jon Favreau has worked in film industry for decades now and has worked in different mediums from television to film and has a lot of experience with film making. He's also had a quite a few acting roles throughout his career. One thing that can be appreciated about Jon Favreau is he's a huge fan of Star wars. At the very least a fan of the Lucas era. He actually let Dave Filoni watch Iron Man early if he had a chance to watch Star Wars The Clone Wars movie early. So I see him taking a more expansive view with Star Wars than other individuals like J.J. Abrams. Another huge bonus for Favreau is his work on the Mandalorian which has been universally acclaimed. One thing I liked is he was willing to try new and different things while also respecting what was established before. If you've seen the behind the scenes work in the Disney Gallery for the Mandalorian you'll see that he's brought a lot of his past experiences and used it to develop new technology for the show like the creation of the volume set. Between all these choices I do personally feel he brings the most to the table and seems the most capable of filling the shoes of George Lucas. Kevin Feige so I don't really know alot about Feige other than his work on Marvel and well he seems to have only worked on Marvel largely being a fan of it. I've heard he's a fan of Star Wars as well, but I'm not entirely sure what kind of Star Wars fan he is. We clearly have his work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but personally I find that a different animal from Star Wars. I think one of the great folleys of the Disney era Star Wars was thinking they could emulate that model. The MCU movies all have their own independent stories that tangentially connect to the other movies with a few key plot threads and ideas, but few if any are wholly dependent on the others. With the occasionally mega crossover like the Avengers. Star Wars on the other hand is franchise that largely has one main story that has offshoot stories and material. I'm not sure his experience will translate well to Star Wars. Personally I'd like to see Jon Favreau helm Lucasfilm with Dave Filoni as his right hand man and story/lore master of Star Wars. What are you're guys thoughts on who should be running Lucasfilm? Is there any information you guys think I missed, or do you have some disagreements with my assessment of the different candidates. Do you have any other suggestions for who should run Lucasfilm aside from these four and why you think they would make a good fit? I definitely want to see what the communities thoughts on this subject are.