– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Recently, I wrote a piece that touched on the great diversity that the Star Wars franchise is seeing. Given that the characters come from all over the galaxy, it would make sense there would be many different types of characters (though one could argue that the films would be more accurate if its leads weren’t mostly human, but I dare not cross that bridge).

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Though while the franchise as a whole has a woman guiding the entire ship with Kathleen Kennedy, the directors for the franchise have been strictly white men. While at a press conference in London, Star Wars: The Last Jedi admitted that it’s about time that Lucasfilm and Disney bring in fresh blood to stand behind camera for future films.

“Hell yes it’s time! There are so many incredibly talented female directors, directors of color out there and so many I would love to see play in this universe. Yes please, I would love it to happen.”

Of course, there are some big names that come to mind immediately: Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Alfonso Cuáron (Gravity), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious), and James Wan (Aquaman) are all more than fit to take on the gig. Getting voices like them to helm a Star Wars film would be amazing.

Do any of these names sound interesting to you, or are there others you’d prefer to see at the helm? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Yahoo! Movies UK

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.