The owners of the Star Wars franchise just want to let you know they’re not doing any of that Wrinkle In Time shit—they are sticking to Manly Stories By Men With Somewhat Of A Secondary Appeal To Women But That’s Not The Primary Focus.
Iron Man & Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau has been tapped to executive produce and write a new, unnamed Star Wars series for their upcoming “direct to consumer” platform. Favreau, who was also an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films, brings his successful Marvel cachet with him. No stranger to the Star Wars franchise, he has provided voicework for Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and will be appearing in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Last month, it was announced that the Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had been tapped to do a series of new “Star Wars” movies. This has led to some speculation that Lucasfilm, jittery over the luke-warm (BAM!) reception of The Last Jedi, want to now “play it safe” and not be accused of being SJWs.
“Well, we got the Game Of Thrones peeps, now have the Iron Man peep…we’re all sorted in that solid mainstream entertainment aesthetic,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy didn’t say but might has well have. “It’s not the diversity thing we’re pushing back on necessarily, but just really anything that seems weird and different and chancey. I mean, the funny Solo movie had to be canned, and you can’t get two whiter guys than Lord and Miller. And we love Donald Glover as Lando—he was the best thing in that goddamn trailer! But in general…we can’t take fucking chances anymore. The economy is going to shit, we’ve got China breathing down our necks and all those Star Wars comics in the geek shops are not going to sell themselves. We sit in those Disney meetings and they are all like ‘hey, Lucasfilm, why can’t you be more like your brother Marvel over there?’ And I just know they secretly just look at me as weak because I’m a woman and the head of this franchise. So now I’ve brought them Game of Thrones peeps and the Iron Man peep—Mickey Mouse can go just shut his fucking mouth now.”
haha…people in the entertainment industry of course don’t ever think that way.