At last we will have revenge.
83.3 is the real weekend number, not this mythical "four day" Memorial Day Weekend. That stretching of the weekend was only done to make the numbers more impressive.
In real terms, Kathleen Kennedy has killed the franchise.
Star Wars was the franchise that started franchises and now the OG is broken.
I suppose that theoretically it could still be saved. We kicked around a few story ideas here at the Dark Herald that were light years better than anything that will come out of Lucasfilm.
But the sad truth is that Star Wars can't be saved. It would require swift and sweeping movement in the right direction and that isn't going to happen. Everyone at Disney and Lucasfilm are going to be in doubledown mode. We can expect at least one more SJW Star Wars film, probably two, although I would be surprised if it got to three.
Kennedy won't voluntarily resign and Bob Iger can't fire her without calling his own future into question. Disney's BOD are mostly tame, rich SJWs but the institutional investors aren't. And Lucasfilm has delivered two films that have seriously underperformed leaving a crater in Disney's spreadsheet that Marvel is now hard pressed to paper over. Infinity War has only made 1.9 billion, Kevin Feige can't work miracles.
However, Iger has proven that he has a remarkable talent for ignoring problems that his politics create. Witness the destruction of ESPN. However, this may be too much for even Iger to cover up.
UPDATE: Top rated Roseanne cancelled for annoying Valerie Jarrett. Bob Iger got on twitter and announced it himself.
Keith Olberman is as of this week an employee of ESPN.
So, no. Kathleen Kennedy is in no danger at all of being fired at all.
Bob Iger will allow Cray-cray KK to continue to drive the Star Wars cart into the ground long after the wheels have been sold on E-Bay.
Grace isn't one of us but she makes some good points here.