‘Star Wars will get a female director’
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is hoping that a female director will take over a future Star Wars movie.
Six directors that have been announced for the next Star Wars movies are all male, reported Ace Showbiz.
“There’s nothing we’d like more than to find a female director for Star Wars,” she said at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit this week.
“There is an assumption made that the people involved should predominantly be men. There are women who are ‘Star Wars’ fans. That’s what’s so insane.”
Kennedy said there’s actually a big female force behind the project.
“Six out of eight of the people in my story group are women and I’m sure there’s are a lot of people that would be surprised that we’re making ‘Star Wars’ movies and the majority of the people involved in the development of those stories are women,” she said, adding, “It is going to happen. We are going to hire a woman who’s going to direct a ‘Star Wars’ movie. I have no doubt.” But they don’t want to thrust the position into someone.