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Who should head of Lucasfilm?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by CISMestizo, Jun 15, 2020.

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Who should run Lucasfilm?

  1. Dave Filoni

  2. Jon Favreau

  3. Kathleen Kennedy

  4. Kevin Feige

  5. Other(Please Explain in Comments)

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  1. Helloothere

    Helloothere Jedi Youngling

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    I said this on another thread but Disney should have started with standalone films like Marvel. A Film for Rey, Kylo, Finn, Poe and maybe Rose film.

    Let the public be introduced to the new characters so see how popular they where, let the new directors build up some audience trust. Then spun the more popular ones into a squeal trilogy with the popular characters taking over the old characters like luke ect

    And yeah the jobs to big for the president to handle creative and business decisions. KK seems to be competent enough business wise but I do think she lacks creative ability and has let the franchise get to loose. Franchise head and creative lead should be two different jobs now.
     
  2. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    Out of the options given, EASILY Kathleen Kennedy. Filoni can be given a senior creative advisor role or something. Lol at anybody saying Kevin Feige or MCU similarities, these franchises are nothing alike.
     
  3. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Chosen One star 9

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    Neil Breen
     
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  4. Trev Elyt

    Trev Elyt Jedi Knight star 1

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    Kathleen Kennedy. I realize that some fans weren’t pleased with the Sequel Trilogy (and/or Disney Star Wars in general), but I don’t think it’s fair to exclusively blame her. Everyone’s quick to bash on her for what they don’t like, but they rarely give her credit for some of the Star Wars projects that have been made possible because of her (i.e. The Mandalorian, or the decision to pursue a Kenobi standalone series, which was HIGHLY requested among fans). She’s not perfect, but I think she’s done a pretty good job, all things considered. At the end of the day, even though she’s the president of Lucasfilm, they’re owned by Disney, which means they all still have to answer to the House of Mouse. Disney gets the final call on everything and I blame them for the faults of the recent Star Wars films more than anything or anyone else.

    I love Dave Filoni — the man’s an absolute genius. But like @Darth Buzz pointed out, I think he would work better in a senior creative adviser role or something like that. I can’t see him heading the entire company, and after seeing how poorly Kathleen Kennedy has been treated by some Star Wars fans, I can’t imagine he — or anyone else who is even remotely aware of how the fandom operates — would want to be in her position. Besides, whether he’s leading Lucasfilm or not, I’m sure people like Filoni still have a tremendous amount of say in what goes on around there.
     
  5. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hands down, Favreau. He is an outsider but not quite, has as much passion for the franchise as anybody, and enough experience behind him overall in the film industry. And then being new to the role as head of a major film studio will make him open to different ideas, let all voices be heard, and make him acutely aware of every move he makes so as to do the best job possible. And having worked under Feige for the MCU, he'll surely bring a lot of that experience with him as well. Plus he doesn't seem entitled to the position, where a lot of people who might be in the running for such a position would be.

    We all love Filoni, but I think he is too much in the pockets of too many people already. I wouldn't feel like he's actually taking the reins and taking charge of the franchise. But is acting as more of a figure head who is already established in the company, but doesn't have nearly as much control and decision making power as he might appear to have.

    I'm not going to bash KK, there's nothing I would say about her that hasn't already been said. The only thing I'll say is this, people who defend her are very quick to default to placing all the blame on Disney. But the thing is, if the Sequel Trilogy was an overwhelming success in every way, shape, and form, those same people would be the first ones praising KK about what a great job she did, and saying that Disney had little to do with the success other than being the parent company under which LucasFilm operated. So I don't understand why Disney should be blamed for her failures as the head of LucasFilm, when we know full well they would be given little to no credit if she were to have been far more successful than she was.
     
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  6. The Lonely Lizard

    The Lonely Lizard Jedi Youngling

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    John Knoll.

    Bet you guys never had him in mind.
     
  7. DartJackson

    DartJackson Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Favreau has his own career and creative path. He is more of an actor than a filmmaker. If he leads a colossus like Lucasfilm, he will become his hostage and he will have to give up acting ambitions, become a manager. But he is not a manager by nature.

    Therefore, I will choose Filoni who is a Star Wars veteran and already has experience in managing Lucasfilm Animation.
     
  8. imperial scum

    imperial scum Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Kevin Feige

    He's a big Star Wars fan and would respect the franchise. And Guardian's of the Galaxy which was nothing more than a cheap rip-off of Star Wars is actually better than current Star Wars. Infinity Wars and Endgame were today's Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back.

    Darth Kennedy is evil, Filoni is overrated, Favreau has nothing to show for.
    The worst is Pablo Hidalgo, he betrayed the fanbase and killed the EU.
     
  9. antitoxicgamer

    antitoxicgamer Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Can we really judge that who will be the best one ?

    We don't really know anything about how good any of them can lead a company. Some Star Wars fans vote for Dave Filoni because of this that he was good in making 3D animated series but that doesn't mean he will be a good leader for Lucasfilm.
     
  10. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Seems we got another Troll in here. Kevin Feige should stay as far away from Star Wars as he can.
     
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  11. imperial scum

    imperial scum Jedi Padawan star 1

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    It's inevitable, Kevin Feige is the franchise king. His movie empire has overtaken cinema, among them the highest-grossing films of all time.
    Meanwhile Kathy's Stars Wars franchise falls far below expectations financially. Disney needs the money, especially now with Disneylands closed.
     
  12. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Right, he's only the head writer/showrunner of a successful Star Wars series. I don't foresee him being the head of Lucasfilm at all, but to say he has nothing to show for Star Wars isn't true.
     
  13. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    He was in Rudy too. And Swingers.
     
  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Chosen One star 9

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    Rich Evans should be the head of Lucasfilm.
     
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  15. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Also KK got us Mando, Rebels all other conetent besides the sequels. She's also George Lucas handpicked women. And i just ignore people when i hear people say Filoni is overatted and dismiss Faveru. Kevin Feige is too busy for Star Wars any way, he busy with Marvel.
     
  16. AEHoward33

    AEHoward33 Jedi Master star 4

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    I really enjoyed "The Mandalorian", but I don't think it was flawless or better than anything Lucas had created. I'm sorry, but I don't. I think the series has the potential to get better. but for now, I don't see Favreau as the head of Lucasfilm. Not while he still cannot move past the influence of the Original Trilogy.
     
  17. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That's why He has Filoni at his side who can help and get influence from both PT and OT and move past them.
     
  18. Outsourced

    Outsourced Force Ghost star 5

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    Lol
     
  19. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    George Lucas and Filnoi killed the EU, and that's a good thing. Also Pablo Hidalgo is a great guy and him and Filoni works well together.
     
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  20. imperial scum

    imperial scum Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Killing expanded universe material written by award-winning sci-fi authors and replacing it with mediocre stuff was a bad call. The lack of good writing is a major reason for the failure of the Disney films, any new project needs to start with hiring good writers because the brand is damaged and Star Wars products don't sell because of brand recognition alone, they need to be actually good.
    Pablo Hidalgo was great at raging on Twitter. I just dropped his name because Kathleen Kennedy isn't solely responsible for the current state of Star Wars.
     
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