Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Look At Dad's Amy
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
New Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
Love in a controlled climate
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)
Seth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
James Franco's latest novel adaptation
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 September 2014
Rian Johnson Talks About His Star Wars Experience So Far
'It's the most fun I’ve ever had writing...'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kathleen Kennedy On For Star Wars Europe
Producer to head up July's celebration

15 May 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Disney

submit to reddit

Kathleen Kennedy

No Star Wars celebration would be complete without an appearance from the boss. Not Vader - although him too - but Kathleen Kennedy, head honcho of the newly revitalised franchise and president of Lucasfilm. Sure enough, Disney have confirmed that she will be in attendance when Star Wars Celebration Europe kicks off in Germany in July.

The shindig, which kicks off in Essen on July 26 and takes in three days of Jedi knights, wampas and Sy Snootles, will see Kennedy joined on the main stage by Warwick Davis to talk about her career to date and her plans for Star Wars. Don't expect big plot points and spoilers from Episode VII; do expect fascinating insights into the inner workings of the new-look Lucasfilm and tales from a career that's run from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from Lincoln.

“When I joined Lucasfilm, I immediately saw the true passion shared by Star Wars fans around the world," says Kennedy. "I’m thrilled to attend my first Star Wars Celebration and see in person that energy that makes the Star Wars experience so special.”

For all the info on Star Wars Celebration, head to the official website.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New X-Men Picture Online
Days Of Wolverine Past, anyone?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

RE: I agree
Watching his movies give me a bastard headache! How he got the Star Wars gig is beyond me! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 11:40 on 16 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I agree
his stuff is just ok...never brilliant....I will watch because I'm a fan but I hope he doesn't do all 3 More

Posted by Paddy Kieran at 09:12 on 16 May 2013 | Report This Post

No Surprise. I never got excited when I heard JJ Abrams is directing. He will make a decent movie at the end and it will surely be better than the Prequels but nothing special. When did he make a truly special movie in the past? More

Posted by Atlantis at 19:43 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

Warwick Davis? Could they not find anyone more vague? The guy would go to the opening of a crisp packet if it meant getting paid. More

Posted by shitneck at 16:34 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

This looks fun
But I'm afraid after seeing Star Trek into Darkness I don't hold out much hope for 'Star' based franchise's, except maybe JJ Abram's star on the Hollywood walk of shame... More

Posted by Simon124 at 16:03 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)