Lucasfilm Seeks Female Director For “Star Wars”

Could the “Star Wars” universe finally be getting a woman behind-the-scenes.

With seven films down and two more on the way, one big surprise about the “Star Wars” films have been the lack of any women as writers or directors beyond an uncredited screenplay polish on “The Phantom Menace” by Carrie Fisher, and a very early (and discarded) “The Empire Strikes Back” draft by Leigh Brackett.

Today, The Los Angeles Times reports that WME agent Adriana Alberghetti has reportedly managed to procure meetings for four female directors and three female writers for upcoming “Star Wars” film titles.

None of the seven women are named in the article, though Alberghetti represents the likes of “Buffy” writer Marti Noxon, “Jessica Jones” director S.J. Clarkson and “Suffragette” helmer Sarah Gavron.

Whomever is involved would join Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow and the team of Phil Lord & Chris Miller at the helm of the various upcoming “Star Wars” films. However with those other films booked, it means the earliest a female-directed “Star Wars” film could emerge is likely not until next decade.