Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, of Ms. Marvel fame, is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime with a Star Wars film specializing in Rey Skywalker, set because the character tries to rebuild the Jedi Order after the occasions of The Rise of Skywalker. Nonetheless, it feels like she’s simply ignored a number of feminine administrators who got here earlier than her.
Kicking off the 12 months with Star Wars film information is thrilling even when it is only a small replace (through Selection) that mainly says “yeah, that is nonetheless taking place.”
Whereas speaking to CNN, two-time Oscar-winner Obaid-Chinoy supplied a quick touch upon the place the Rey-centric Star Wars film that may take us into the post-Skywalker Saga period is at. “I’m very thrilled concerning the mission as a result of I really feel what we’re about to create is one thing very particular,” she mentioned, “We’re in 2024 now, and it’s about time that we had a lady come ahead to form a narrative in a galaxy far, far-off.”
Unsurprisingly, no plot particulars nor potential manufacturing begin window shared right here, however after so many Star Wars tasks have fallen by the wayside lately, it is refreshing to listen to optimistic speak from the filmmakers outdoors of Star Wars Celebration and Disney occasions. The busy people at Lucasfilm have historically saved most info near their chests, so we by no means know if a live-action Star Wars mission is occurring for actual till it is taking pictures.
Additionally unsurprising is how essentially the most rabid and unfavourable Star Wars followers (who most likely ought to make investments into one other franchise at this level) are responding to every bit of reports about Rey attending to proceed her story previous the divisive sequel trilogy, which made Disney over $4 billion whole on the field workplace alone. The filmmaker’s phrases about this mission being the primary one formed by a lady are simply plain unsuitable, nevertheless.
On the live-action facet of issues alone, Star Wars has put out some wonderful TV episodes from administrators similar to Bryce Dallas Howard (The Mandalorian, The E book of Boba Fett) and Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi). These are simply two examples. Then, amongst different issues, now we have the upcoming collection The Acolyte, which was created and spearheaded by Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland. As for Star Wars animations, Jennifer Corbett developed the notable The Unhealthy Batch alongside Dave Filoni, when he went off to concentrate on live-action.
Obaid-Chinoy is true about her being the primary feminine director captaining a big-screen Star Wars installment although. Patty Jenkins was as soon as set to direct Rogue Squadron (which might’ve launched final month), however that mission was placed on ice too.
Regardless, it is true that the shortage of feminine administrators hooked up to Star Wars films has been baffling, particularly contemplating that legendary Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy has been the overlord of all issues Lucasfilm for greater than a decade now.