The news was made public in a tweet by Ava Duvernay, who became the first African American woman to direct DC’s upcoming The New Gods superhero film.
Victoria Mahoney, who is African American, followed up the tweet thanking Ava and JJ Abrams on the opportunity, as she is the first black woman to direct a Star Wars film, according to sources.
Star Wars: Episode IX isn’t expected to debut until May 24, 2019, and it will be the third and final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
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