A new rumour suggests Disney’s execs Bob Iger and Bob Chapek are “livid” over the rumoured female-centric Star Wars series from Leslye Headland.
The news was first reported on by Variety and they claim that the co-creator of Netflix’s Russian Doll is going to be the new Star Wars show’s showrunner.
The rumour comes from WDW Pro on the WDW Magic Forums (via Bounding Into Comics).
The thread mentioned that a source told him that “both Bob Iger and Bob Chapek are unhappy with Lucasfilm and there is faster than normal movement going on to get high level meetings going.”
He then went on to say that Iger and Chapek were “livid”.
WDW Pro added: “The term used was ‘livid’ but I just can’t imagine what they could possibly have done.”
Bob Iger And Bob Chapek are not happy that Leslye Headland’s Star Wars show was revealed
There was no reason given as to why Iger and Chapek were so angered that this story supposedly ‘leaked’.
However, a user then suggested in the thread that it could have something to do with the face that this female-centric Star Wars series is being headed up by Harvey Weinstein’s former personal assistant Leslye Headland.
This was when WDW Pro went on to confirm this.
He wrote: “Yep, you beat me to it. Apparently the goobers at Lucasfilm hired Harvey Weinstein’s former personal assistant who comes with significant PR baggage, potentially legal baggage, and did so without consulting Disney or their legal department.”
He then added: “Makes sense now… I couldn’t figure out how they could even screw up from home, but they found a way.”
Here’s a video in which this whole rumour is discussed in more detail:
It really does sound as if there could be something to this rumour.
However, I would be slightly surprised if the reason Iger and Chapek are angry is due to Leslye Headland being Harvey Weinstein’s former personal assistant.
What do you make of this rumour?
Do you think Disney’s executives Bob Iger and Bob Chapek are really “livid” over the female-centric Star Wars series?
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