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Lucasfilm recently had an opportunity to bring a female director into the Star Wars fold when Colin Trevorrow was fired from Episode IX, but the studio went with J.J. Abrams instead. Meanwhile, MGM and Eon Productions are readying the next James Bond movie, and with no director attached yet, people are wondering if Bond will be the next big franchise to recognize that women can also make movies. According to Screen Daily (via Screen Crush), Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli is aware of the opportunity that those movies have now, and she’s definitely open to hiring a woman to direct Bond 25.

Broccoli says she would “of course” be open to considering a female director for the Bond series, adding that “it’s incredibly important to support change in front of and behind the camera.” That’s no guarantee that a woman will direct Bond 25, but it would be a first for the series if it does happen.


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