suggesting that it should ‘step back’. She also insisted that for will be a priority moving forward. had a lot to say about the during an interview with The Wrap, including
We’ve heard this from the , and certain before projects have indeed had a . However, is paying close attention and the fact that all five of the Disney movies have had . remains a cause for concern to some
Kathleen Kennedy says to become ‘absolute priority’
During the interview, Kennedy reflected on both the history and future of the , praising The Deborah Chow, the who will also helm the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.
‘It’s [hiring female filmmakers] absolutely a priority. It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come … And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job’.
Chow has been instrumental in the success of the Disney alumni like Taika Waititi and Jon Favreau.‘s move to television, directing episodes of the series alongside heavyweight
Kathleen Kennedy wanted on the team
Kennedy also told The Wrap she was disappointed that Captain 2; Nia DaCosta for snapped up
“I was actually sad because I love Nia DaCosta, who was just announced to do Captain … She’s another I’ve been watching, and I think she’s enormously talented. Certainly, the kind of television that’s being made now is going to give many people an opportunity to direct more and be more involved with shows that have special effects and extended production values. It really gives people an opportunity to move into big technical movies. That’s exciting. I think we can develop a lot of new talent and it’s about time.”
As of August 2020, there has never been a Taika Waititi led . behind a , or a of color, though the latter will change in 2023 when we get the highly-anticipated
The and Rise of Skywalker were directed by JJ Abrams, The Last Jedi by Rian Johnson, Solo: A by Ron Howard, and Rogue One: A by Gareth Edwards.
Waititi’s will also be co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland is also directing a female-centric .
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