Kathleen Kennedy has just made some statements about Star Wars that should get fans excited.
For those wondering and clamoring for what’s the next from the galaxy far, far away, we have some news for you. As of right now we have The Mandalorian second season coming in October of 2020 and an untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming to Disney +. But as far as the big screen is concerned, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has told us who she wants to place at the helm of a new Star Wars story.
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Kathleen Kennedy Supports Women In Star Wars
“We’ve already got [women directors],” she said during last night BAFTAs in London. “On The Mandalorian, we’ve got two or three fantastic women working with Star Wars. And we just brought in Deborah Chow who is doing the Obi-Wan series. We’re cultivating a lot of great talent.”
Kennedy was then asked for an answer on whether Lucasfilm is planning to allow a female director to work on a big screen Star Wars story, and responded:”Oh absolutely. Without question.”
When all of this is set to take place? Unfortunately, like much of the Star Wars galaxy itself, it seems to be uncharted at the moment. Rian Johnson is still supposed to be developing a new trilogy, which was speculated to be in the time of the highly popular KOTOR (Knights of the old Republic) era and therefore set 4-5000 years before the Skywalker saga.
While the script written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss could be still used in that new trilogy, sadly the writers stepped away from the project last November to sign a exclusive deal with Netflix. So all we heard so far was that an announcement was going to be made in the New Year, but we’re now in February and there’s still nothing set in stone. So, what Disney has planned on announcing still remains to be seen.
What are you guys excited for when it comes to a new trilogy, or in more Star Wars stories? Do you think Kathleen Kennedy will follow through on a female director? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.