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Did Disney sign Kathleen Kennedy to a new deal?

Kathleen Kennedy may be joining Lucasfilm for another few years

Kathleen Kennedy, winner of the BAFTA Fellowship, poses with her award.
Kathleen Kennedy, winner of the BAFTA Fellowship, poses with her award backstage at the Bafta Film Awards in central London on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Lucasfilm has signed Kennedy to a new deal that keeps her with the company for three more years, according to Puck News.
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Lucasfilm has signed Kathleen Kennedy to a new deal that keeps her with the company for three more years, according to Puck News.

Kennedy has been at the head of Lucasfilm during its recent run, bringing fans some of the most popular “Star Wars” content to date, including “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” and the “Star Wars sequel trilogy.

There were signs that she would stay with the company earlier this year when Disney CEO Bob Chapek praised Kennedy during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting in March, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

Chapek said he is “absolutely thrilled” with Kennedy and said he looked forward “to having Kathy directing the activities of the entire Lucasfilm operation for many years to come.”

There were rumors floating around that Disney and Lucasfilm planned to oust Kennedy from her role with the company.

Kennedy has faced a slew of criticism over the years for how she’s handled the “Star Wars” franchise during her time as Lucasfilm president. But, she told Yahoo in 2019 that she enjoys the fan feedback because it helps a develop a better product.

“You develop a little bit of an armor, but you learn from that. It’s kind of like having a continual focus group that’s out there telling you things, whether it’s what you want to hear or you don’t want to hear,” she said.