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Does the Star Wars Franchise Already Need a Reboot?

There’s been a rumor floating around for weeks now that Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas’s hand-picked successor for head of Lucasfilm, is out at Disney. Whether she is stepping down or is being removed is all part of the scuttlebutt, but the speculation is rampant.

While some are saying “they wouldn’t fire her just because of Solo!”, those people ignore the bigger picture. Whereas Kevin Feige’s Marvel Universe has had a nearly perfect score (taking the first two middling Thor films aside), the Star Wars films have only had one slam dunk with both critics and audiences, and that was The Force Awakens. The other three have all faced some sort of blowback.

Anyone will tell you that fundamentals are what drive consistent performance, and with this franchise, they are just not there.

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