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June 04, 2018

Order 66%: Soylo Plummets Massive 66% Down From Already-Terrible First Weekend Box Office

Well, actually, it fell 65.3%. Though some put it at 77%, depending on how you count it. (Do you count Thursday night previews as part of Friday's take?)

I'm just saying 66% because there was an Order 66 but no Order 65.3 or Order 77.

It's a bad sign for soy futures.

Soylo's actually doing worse than Justice League, which was adjudged by everyone to be an epic failure that put the entire future of the DCEU in doubt.

Even some of those in what detractors call the "Star Wars shill media" -- fanbois who claim that Disney can do no wrong and Star Wars is always perfect -- are calling for LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy to step down. One point he makes, starting at 1:45:

Kathleen Kennedy has had a terrible relationship with directors. She's the coach of the team, but she keeps hiring quarterbacks, only to later fire them, sometimes in the game's third quarter.

She famously fired Lord and Miller from Soylo when she found out they were doing a lot of improv and making the film more of a comedy than intended; but she fired them 70% -85% of the way through filming.

What took her so long to realize what was going on on the movie she had ultimate authority over?

She put Rogue One's director on the sidelines and brought in a last-minute replacement/fixer.

She hired Colin Trevorrow to direct Episode IX, then fired him over "creative differences."

This doesn't even include her hiring of Josh Trank, and his (of course) subsequent firing. I give her a pass on that one, because everyone walked away from him after Fan4stick 4.

Why is Kathleen Kennedy always at odds with her directors? Why can't she figure out earlier in the process if they're on the same page as far as their vision for the film?

To repurpose that old dark joke about orphans: To lose one director is a tragedy. To lose four directors begins to seem like carelessness.

Of course, some in the shill media continue to make excuses: Scott Mendelson of Forbes magazine is blaming Soylo's failure on the fact that it starred a white man.

Another shill article claims that what the "audiences are saying" is that Soy Wars needs more female leads. (That part starts around 8:25.)

Yes, after three movies in a row featuring a female lead (all brunettes with British accents, for some reason), the reason Soylo bombed must be that it was the first rebooted Soy Wars movie featuring a (sort of) male as the lead.

Below, a Pitch Meeting for Solo. Contains spoilers. But the movie seems unspoilable.

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