The Star Wars franchise has been in the heart of the people fro almost 45-years as the first film of the franchise was released in 1977. Here’s news about the future of the franchise.
A Female In The Director’s Chair For The First Time
It seems that the future of Star Wars will see a woman in the director’s chair for the very first time in 43-years of the franchise as the first film of the franchise was released in 1977.
Female directors Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow recently headed and managed episodes of Disney+ series The Mandalorian, but there has never earlier been a female lead director on a big-screen Star Wars production.
Lucasfilm President Said Future Film Will Be Headed By A Woman Filmmaker
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on the red carpet for The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ( BAFTA) Film Awards 2023 said that “without a doubt” a future film of the franchise will be headed by a woman filmmaker.
Kathleen Kennedy – who is getting this year’s BAFTA Fellowship award – did not designate a particular movie, but stated that a female director would “definitely” be hired for the movie.
‘We have got two or three incredible women working with Star Wars – we are developing a lot of great talent,’ she said.
Victoria Mahoney became the first female to direct scenes for a Star Wars movie as a second unit director on The Rise of Skywalker.
Rian Johnson, writer and director of The Last Jedi, is currently managing on a trilogy of Star Wars movies, while Kevin Feige, Marvel Cinematic Universe producer, is also forming a film with Kathleen Kennedy.
TV projects of the franchise is also in the works. The TV project include shows featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Rogue One’s Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), as well as The Mandalorian season 2.