Culture

Victoria Mahoney Becomes the First Black Female Director to Join the 'Star Wars' Franchise

History in the making.

By
1,331 Hypes

Victoria Mahoney Becomes the First Black Female Director to Join the 'Star Wars' Franchise

History in the making.

American filmmaker Victoria Mahoney has joined JJ Abrams as the newest director to be a part of the Star Wars franchise, making her the first black woman to do so. She is set to be the second unit director of Star Wars: Episode IX, a huge milestone for the movie as it prepares to have a woman in the driver’s seat for the very first time. Ava DuVernay, who became the the first female African-American director to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, announced the thrilling news on her Twitter feed.

Victoria followed the tweet by thanking Ava and JJ for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She also dropped a few words of encouragement for all the dreamers in the world. With the aim taken by prominent actresses in Hollywood to end equality and unfair treatment of women in the work place, Victoria’s new position seems to be the right step to a prosperous future for females in the industry.

Star Wars: Episode IX will be the third and final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. It isn’t expected to debut until May 24, 2019.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Obi-Wan Kenobi Returns to His Jedi Roots in Upcoming 'Star Wars' Miniseries
Film & TV

Obi-Wan Kenobi Returns to His Jedi Roots in Upcoming 'Star Wars' Miniseries

Set a decade after ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.’
832 Hypes

Casetify Uses the Force To Create Its New 'Star Wars'-Themed Collab
Tech

Casetify Uses the Force To Create Its New 'Star Wars'-Themed Collab

Dropping on May 4, of course.
2,245 Hypes

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes the First Black Woman in History Sworn Into the Supreme Court
Culture

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes the First Black Woman in History Sworn Into the Supreme Court

“It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments,” says the new Justice.
1,100 Hypes


Cardi B Is the First Woman To Have Every Song on an Album Become RIAA-Certified Platinum
Music

Cardi B Is the First Woman To Have Every Song on an Album Become RIAA-Certified Platinum

The rapper’s debut LP, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ makes history.
48,911 Hypes

monkey time's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Is an Ode to '90s Street Style
Fashion

monkey time's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Is an Ode to '90s Street Style

Peep the selection of plaid jackets, moto-inspired pants and more.
4,330 Hypes


These Exclusive Off-White™ Sneakers Are in Full Bloom
Footwear

These Exclusive Off-White™ Sneakers Are in Full Bloom

Springtime florals.
12,999 Hypes


Here Are All 47 Mindblower Sneakers From FILA's Insane Collaboration Project
Footwear

Here Are All 47 Mindblower Sneakers From FILA's Insane Collaboration Project

Including reworks from Kickslove, Kinfolk, 10 Corso Como and more.
11,775 Hypes

CL's Sister Harin Lee Teamed up With DONDA's Mark Seekings for a Collab
Fashion

CL's Sister Harin Lee Teamed up With DONDA's Mark Seekings for a Collab

Available for a “VERY LIMITED TIME” with no chance of restock.
4,956 Hypes



For Those With Massive Sneaker Collections, Stampd & IKEA's Collaborative Range Was Made for You
Art & Design

For Those With Massive Sneaker Collections, Stampd & IKEA's Collaborative Range Was Made for You

Here’s your first look at every single item from the “SPÄNST” drop.
228,423 Hypes


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.