The Force is strong with Kathleen Kennedy as she has extended her deal as president of Lucasfilm for another three years.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Kennedy has reached the new deal despite some recent rough patches with Star Wars. The Last Jedi caused a massive rift in the fandom, while Solo: A Star Wars Story was the first Star Wars film to lose money. Despite the recent bumpiness, Kennedy will now be sticking around through at least 2021.
The report goes on to detail that the strategy may be changing around all things Star Wars slightly. Currently, only Episode IX is in production filmwise – although other projects are still on track – but there may be more attention placed on television soon. Jon Favreau is currently casting for his live-action series, while The Clone Wars are resuming production and Resistance is getting ready for its debut. These could be used as the launch pad for new characters and concepts before they move on to films.
There’s still a lot of Star Wars in our future, but it is definitely being revaluated how and where it is delivered to audiences.