Star Wars feature directed by female director will happen, says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy

FP Staff

Feb 05, 2020 12:16:17 IST

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy has promised that the future of the Star Wars franchise is female. Kennedy revealed that the studio is planning to bring in a woman director to helm a Star Wars feature film going ahead.

 Star Wars feature directed by female director will happen, says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy

A still from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. YouTube

"We've already got (women directors). 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 told BBC on the BAFTA red carpet.

Three episodes of the season one of The Mandalorian series were directed by women. Deborah Chow helmed two and the third marked the directorial debut of actor Bryce Dallas Howard.

When quizzed further if a woman director would helm a Star Wars movie, she replied, "Oh absolutely. Without question."

Kennedy was honoured with the 2020 BAFTA Fellowship, the Academy's highest accolade, at the Sunday ceremony. She has been behind some of the biggest-grossing movies ever, including the Star Wars sequels, Jurassic Park, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Back to the Future trilogy.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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Updated Date: Feb 05, 2020 12:16:17 IST