Friday, June 8, 2018
The Dark Herald was Right
According to Ankler which is definitely an insider rag, Kathleen Kennedy is stepping down from Lucasfilm at the end of summer. Look for her her to have some kind of face saving promotion at Disney.
While this is a first step in the right direction, it could also easily be a last step. Lucasfilm will need a top to bottom SJW cleansing, as well as a new creative direction. Filoni can provide the creative part but he's going to need a boss that can run a production house.
Disney has by now come to the uncomfortable conclusion that they are in the same boat as Warner Brothers is with DC.
When it comes to Lucasfilm, the House of Mouse just doesn't get it.
They really just don't bone deep understand Star Wars. If they did, a course correction would have been implemented when The Last Jedi was in production. Nobody higher up the food chain could see what we all saw plain as day. That Kennedy and Johnson were breaking the neck of the golden goose. All of us were asking, where were the adults in the room, when this was being made? The answer is they were in the room and thought everything was just fine because they don't understand Star Wars.
I have come to the opinion that Disney Execs were more of less thinking of Rey as another Disney Princess. I'm serious, I think that is how they automatically reacted in their institutional mindset and reflexes. There was probably someone who wanted to know why she wasn't singing to BB-8.
Anyway, the SJWs have now moved from denial to anger about Soylo's failure. MRAs are to blame. Sexists are to blame. Marketing is to blame. Trump is to blame. Having a White Man in the lead is to blame (bad news for the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy). And finally and in truth accurately, the Toxic Fans are blame.
They are right on this last point. We have rejected their ideals and we won't pay money to see them.