It’s clear that major changes are going to be happening at Disney with CEO Bob Iger back in charge. Of course, given Iger’s history with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy in the past, many expected that Kennedy would continue work as usual. This might not be the case.
According to John Campea via YouTube, Kathleen Kennedy might actually be one of the first individuals at Disney to go. While Campea also thought Kennedy would finish her contract that ends around 2025, he’s now hearing from two separate sources that she will be removed from Lucasfilm and Disney altogether. One of these sources is said to be 1000% on the money, while the other isn’t always 100% correct. But given that both sources have relayed the same information – it’s certainly an interesting report at the very least.
He claims that if she were to be removed, then it would be as soon as the release of Indiana Jones 5 in June or even before that date. Here’s what he specifically had to say:
“Last night I got an e-mail from somebody very connected and then this morning I got a phone call from somebody even more connected that got in touch with me, two separate people completely independent of each other,” he began.
He then further explained that the information he was told is “that the decision to remove Kathy Kennedy has already been made.” He also refers to the release of Indiana Jones 5 being the date in which her removal will go into effect.
“This is what I have heard, I have heard that the decision to remove Kathy Kennedy has already been made and that she will be gone either sometime before or very, very, very shortly thereafter the release of Indiana Jones 5,” Campea continued.
At this point, he also explained the legitimacy of the two sources. As mentioned above, one of them tends to be completely correct while the other is only sometimes correct. Here’s how he compared the two:
“Now, I want to be very, very clear here. I cannot independently say to you and confirm that this is a fact. I will say that one of the two people that have contacted me has a 1000% average on the things they’ve informed me of… The other one usually has been correct but not 100%.”
As such, this information should be taken with a grain of salt. But after seeing Bob Iger replace Bob Chapek as CEO of Disney yet again – anything is possible. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek then for any potential updates regarding Disney and the potential removal of Kathleen Kennedy from the company.