Lucasfilm Articles and News Stories

Game of Thrones Creators Stepping Away from Lucasfilm Movie Trilogy Deal

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of Game of Thrones, have stepped away from their film trilogy deal with Disney’s Lucasfilm. The trilogy was set to launch in 2022 and was meant to be the first in the post-Skywalker era for the Star Wars universe. Benioff and Weiss referenced their deal with Netflix and busy schedules Game of Thrones Creators Stepping Away from Lucasfilm Movie Trilogy Deal



Disney and LATAM Airlines Group Unveil Special Edition ‘Stormtrooper Plane’

Disney and LATAM Airlines Group have just unveiled a special edition Boeing 777 aircraft at a Star Wars-inspired event in São Paulo, Brazil. Disney’s creative team along with Lucasfilm designed the “Stormtrooper Plane” working for over 21 days and using more than 2,500 liters of ink. The aircraft will begin transporting passengers this weekend with Disney and LATAM Airlines Group Unveil Special Edition ‘Stormtrooper Plane’





Marvel’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic Launches April 24, Gives More Backstory

Earlier this year, we told you about the new 5-issue comic book series titled Star War: Galaxy’s Edge coming from Marvel. This exciting limited-series is set to hit comic book shops on April 24 and will give guests who are looking forward to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and Disneyland more of Marvel’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic Launches April 24, Gives More Backstory



Disney and Lucasfilm to Launch New Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel

Beginning November 30, 2018, parents can introduce their children to the galaxy far, far away with a brand new Star Wars Kids YouTube channel that will feature the new Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures animated series. New episodes featuring fan-favorite characters will debut weekly beginning in 2019. This new animated series was designed to introduce Disney and Lucasfilm to Launch New Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel



Disney Cruise Line Launches New ‘Disney at Sea’ Live Show

Disney at Sea, a brand-new 30-minute live event showcasing Disney’s newest characters from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, debuted on the Disney Wonder last week. The show was developed to take Disney Cruise Line guests on a journey through the entertainment from Disney’s wonderful worlds of movies, television, music, and of course theme parks. In its debut Disney Cruise Line Launches New ‘Disney at Sea’ Live Show



Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s Contract Extended Three Years

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Kathleen Kennedy, current president of Lucasfilm and lead producer for the Star Wars films, has renewed her contract through 2021. Kennedy supervised the relaunch of the Star Wars franchise after Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney in 2012. The box office alone for the four newest films totals nearly $4.5 Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s Contract Extended Three Years







Kathleen Kennedy Receives the Academy’s Thalberg Memorial Award

According to Entertainment Weekly, the president of Lucasfilm and celebrated producer Kathleen Kennedy will be the first woman ever awarded with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award honors “creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production.” Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy Receives the Academy’s Thalberg Memorial Award