Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy to direct upcoming Star Wars movie

KARACHI: Making history yet again is Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy who not only is directing the upcoming Star Wars movie but has also become the first woman and person of color to direct a film in the franchise! The new movie will welcome back Daisy Ridley’s character Rey who was last seen in The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. 

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The Oscar winner took to social media to announce her role in the Star Wars franchise and wrote, “It has been quite a day in London….The news is OUT! I am so very excited to be directing the next Star Wars movie and bringing @daisyridley back to the galaxy.” She went on to write, “I have always been attracted to the heroes journey and the world definitely needs more heroes! – the blueprints of the heroes we see on screen are rooted in reality – I’ve spent my life meeting real life heroes, who have overcome the most oppressive empires and battled impossible odds and that to me is the heart of Star Wars…which is why I was attracted to the promise of a new Jedi Order…And why I’m particularly excited about being immersed inside a Jedi Academy with a powerful Jedi Master.”

The new movie, which has been written by Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders fame, will focus on Rey as she builds the new Jedi Order. The Star Wars movie will not be Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s first stint in Hollywood. She was a part of the critically acclaimed Ms. Marvel team and has an upcoming project that is being produced by Will Smith called Brilliance.

While it is too early for a release date to be announced, it is fair to say, we cannot wait!

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