A ‘Star Wars’ Movie Directed by a Woman Is ‘Absolutely’ Happening, Vows Kathleen Kennedy
With the Skywalker saga now over following the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is promising a more inclusive “Star Wars” franchise behind the camera in the future.
Every “Star Wars” feature film has been directed by a male filmmaker (J.J Abrams was behind the camera for “Skywalker”), and Kennedy has faced increased pressure in recent years to diversify the franchise’s directing pool.
While speaking to BBC News at the BAFTA awards, Kennedy was asked about whether or not a woman director would helm a “Star Wars” feature film in the future.
“Oh absolutely,” Kennedy said.
“Without question.”Kennedy also pointed to the recently-launched “Star Wars” television show “The Mandalorian” for bringing in a new wave of female directors to the franchise.
Select episodes of the series were helmed by the likes of Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow, the latter of
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