Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm deal extended

Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm deal extended

Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm deal has been extended for three more years.

Despite the recent box office disappointment of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', Kathleen, 65, has received a huge vote of confidence from Disney, who have agreed a deal for her to remain president of Lucasfilm until 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger recently said there will be a "slow down" in 'Star Wars' releases in the coming years.

After the flop of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' - which was released in May - Iger admitted the studio may have over-saturated the market following its purchase of the money-spinning franchise.

He said: "I think the mistake that I made - I take the blame - was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown.

"But that doesn't mean we're not going to make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] 'IX'. We have creative entities, including ['Game of Thrones' creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven't been specific about.

"And we are just at the point where we're going to start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.'s. But I think we're going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that."

Despite the underwhelming response to 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', director Ron Howard previously insisted he's proud of the movie.

He said on Twitter: "I'm proud of #SoloAStarWarsStory and the cast & crew worked hard to give fans a fun new addition. As a director I feel badly when people who I believe (& exit polls show) will very likely enjoy a movie... don't see it on a big screen w/great sound. (sic)"

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