The executive tasked with inheriting the Lucasfilm empire will begin the process of establishing relationships with filmmakers and agents, overseeing the development of future productions, coordinating with Bob Iger and Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Disney's marketing, distribution team's, as well as Disney's consumer products and parks divisions. Her job requires her to be on set for hours a day, negotiate with difficult filmmakers, Alan Horn, Bob Iger, put out numerous fires, and as the Ankler points out commute between LA, London, and San Francisco on a monthly basis, all while maintaining a family alongside her equally busy husband Frank Marshall. This person will likely inherit the title of Co-President temporarily until Kennedy fully steps down. The talk out there is of a September changing of the guards. By the release of Indy 5, she will have overseen the release of 6 major tentpole blockbusters, a healthy place to bow out. Also, note Kennedy has never been one to stay in a Studio Executive job for too long having exited her role as President of Amblin after 6 years - in order to start a production company with her husband and become a producer. An Ankler friend points out that she elected not to stand again for the AMPAS Board of Governors, even though she had not been termed out, suggesting that someone who has been omnipresent at poohbah conclaves for forty years now may finally be looking to scale back. The Ankler speculates that Kennedy might be getting tired of the President job herself. And really, having made the big step of relaunching Star Wars, how much more is there to look forward to from here? We will likely also learn about Kennedy's end date as President. Hart's main contribution to Star Wars has been managing the story group which consists of Simon Kinberg, Lawerence Kasdan, Pablo Hidalog, and Lucasfilm creative executives. Disney is currently in the process of merging with 20th Century Fox, fending off competing bids from rival Comcast, working on a solution to the John Lassester fiasco, dealing with the fallout of the Roseanne incident, and developing a streaming service at the moment. The job requires constant commuting between LA and London, which also gets old. By the time EP IX releases she will be This is as wild rumor, as wild rumors can get, but the Ankler has been ahead of many Hollywood trades in revealing Executive exits. The Ankler, an insider Hollywood newsletter, revealed yesterday that the internal Hollywood speculation says Kathleen Kennedy may be announcing a change in Lucasfilm leadership around September.