Is it time for women to take the reigns of the Star Wars franchise? Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy updates fans on the upcoming film starring Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker.
Fans have been waiting for any scraps they can get about the upcoming Star Wars film set to bring Daisy Ridley back to the galaxy far, far away. While details remain scant, director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy teased the return of Rey with a call for women to begin shaping Star Wars:
“I’m very thrilled about the project because I feel what we’re about to create is something very special,” Obaid-Chinoy spoke of the project during a recent appearance on CNN. “We’re in 2024 now, and it’s about time that we had a woman come forward to shape a story in a galaxy far, far away.”
While women have certainly made their mark on Star Wars, either through acting in projects like Daisy Ridley did as Rey or directing select episodes like Bryce Dallas Howard did for The Mandalorian, no project has truly ever been helmed by a woman. This is especially true following Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron project falling apart. Here’s to hoping Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy can make a truly lasting difference in the franchise, bringing a wholly original voice to Star Wars.
The future of Star Wars looks brighter than ever
During Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm made some exciting announcements for the future of the franchise. At the event, Kathleen Kennedy announced that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Dave Filoni and James Mangold are all set to direct their own Star Wars movies. Details about the projects are still scarce, but each one is set during a different time period in the galaxy far, far away.
The announcement of these three new Star Wars movies marks an exciting time for fans of the franchise. With each movie being directed by a different filmmaker, there is sure to be a unique perspective and style brought to each project.
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