Star Wars Shakeup: Lucasfilm Loses SVP Michelle Rejwan

Rejwan worked closely with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, shaping and implementing the creative strategy for Star Wars and Lucasfilm.

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There is a disturbance in The Force as Michelle Rejwan, Senior Vice President of Live Action Development & Production at Lucasfilm, has stepped down from her position.

Rejwan was named as SVP of Lucasfilm only three years ago where she oversaw all theatrical and direct-to-consumer live-action content and was responsible for identifying and delivering future projects for Lucasfilm.

Those three years saw Rejwan develop and produce The Rise of Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and Willow.

Worth a mention is that Andor looks to have the worst ratings of any of the Star Wars shows on Disney Plus.

Michelle Rejwan is leaving the SVP position and, according to Deadline, is transitioning back to a full-time producer where she is still attached to the Taika Waititi project (if that happens).

It was at one time thought Kathleen Kennedy was preparing Michelle Rejwan to be her replacement at Lucasfilm but that obviously isn’t happening.

Rejwan also produced Star Wars: The Force Awakens and also spent seven years at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company where she produced Abrams’ Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness.

A replacement hasn’t been named so it seems as if Kennedy is still calling the shots.

The Patty Jenkins Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie was also in development under Rejwan but Lucasfilm recently pulled it from the release schedule.

Presently, no new Star Wars movies are in active development and there haven’t been any in production since the release of The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker which were already greenlit as part of the Disney Star Wars Trilogy.

While no new Star Wars movies are underway, a number of projects are happening at Disney Plus including The Mandalorian Season 3, Ahsoka, and The Acolyte, with Andor presently airing on Wednesdays.