Lucasfilms Wants to Add a Female Director to the “Star Wars” Galaxy
"There is an assumption made that the people involved should predominantly be men."
In this week’s installment of excellent (but still kind of a bummer because it shouldn’t be an issue) news, Lucasfilm has stepped up and said it wants more women to be involved with the Star Wars franchise. In a conversation with The Guardian, Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy stressed that she wants to find a female director for one of the blockbuster film series’ upcoming installments:
There’s nothing we’d like more than to find a female director for Star Wars. 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.
You’re right Kathleen, it is so insane. Kennedy went on to note that over half of the team who developed The Force Awakens were women, and that a female character introduced in the next film will be “extremely significant.” Of course she didn’t say more, because, you know, Star Wars secrets.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.