J.J. Abrams, the director of the upcoming film Star Wars:The Force Awakens wants to pass the torch to none other than Ava DuVernay!
Here are the details according to Shadow & Act. “She would just kill it,” Abrams said in a new interview as he complimented her work on “Selma”. He was impressed by how well DuVernay handled that film, calling it “sophisticated and humane.”
“If she could do [Selma] that well, there’s no question that she’d kill this movie,” he added, referencing of course “Star Wars.”
According to IMDB, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in production with a May 26, 2017 release date. While that film is already being directed by Rian Johnson, Disney purchased Lucas Films for a mere $4 billion so there’s no shortage of franchise material for DuVernay to work with in the future.