Don’t tell the Star Wars fans that think black people are ruining their science fiction BUT, if J.J. Abrams had his way, a female would be directing a future Star Wars installation. And it would be an African American female!
The producer of “The Force Awakens” was interviewed by Nerdist’s Dan Casey, and when asked who he would like to see direct a future episode, Abrams had this to say:
“The knee-jerk reaction, if I had to, is Ava DuVernay, who I think would just kill it. She is as much a fan of genre movies, and hearing her talk about not just “Star Wars” but hearing her talk about those kinds of films is evidence that she would just kill it. When you look at her work in “Selma” which was as well-told and as sophisticated and humane a film as I think has come out in the last decade, if she can do that story that well.”