Ava DuVernay says she's not interested in directing a Star Wars film

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Mar 7, 2018

There’s been a great deal of speculation as to whether director Ava DuVernay would ever direct a Star Wars film — be it one of the main episodes or a standalone project like Rogue One or Solo. After all, not only has she just shown she can direct big budget sci-fi/fantasy films with her adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, but also bringing her talents into the mix would help mitigate valid concerns that thus far, Disney’s Star Wars universe of films have been directed by white men.

Alas, it is not to be. DuVernay herself has nipped such speculation in the bud via social media, letting the world know that a Star Wars film helmed by her is not in the, er, stars.

“Star Wars is not for me. But, very happy you dug WRINKLE IN TIME. xo,” DuVernay wrote on Twitter Wednesday.


DuVernay wrote the tweet in response to a fan suggesting that the director would be a great fit for the Star Wars universe.


Considering DuVernay passed on the offer to direct Marvel’s Black Panther, it’s not entirely surprising that she wouldn’t be interested. But it appears that A Wrinkle in Time may have given fans a new hope.

So, there you have it. Barring some sort of miracle, a Star Wars film directed by DuVernay is most likely not going to happen. Fortunately, we can all still look forward to her upcoming TV adaptation of novelist Octavia Butler’s Dawn. And until she says otherwise, we can still hope for DuVernay’s Wrinkle in Time 2.