Victoria Mahoney Joins “Star Wars: Episode IX” as The Film Franchise’s First Black Female Director

Director Victoria Mahoney is set to join  J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode IX.

The announcement was made by Oscar winning Director Ava DuVernay, who is one of Mahoney’s good friends and has worked with her on the TV series Queen Sugar. Mahoney is most well known for directing TV series such as many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and the pilot episode for Freeform’s Misfits.

The tweets of the announcements can be seen below.

Although she is not the film’s main director, Mahoney’s hiring as the second unit director is a historic moment in Star Wars history. It seems that many Star Wars execs have been listening to many fans who have been begging for a minority to step into a creative role in the Star Wars Franchise.

Star Wars Episode IX is set to release in theaters on December 20, 2019.

How excited are you to see Victoria Mahoney in a Directors Chair in Star Wars: Episode IX? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: CBR

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