Disney places $67B Star Wars franchise in hands of Pakistani feminist: ‘A new Jedi Order’

For the first time in “Star Wars” history, a woman will be directing an upcoming film project for the Disney-owned franchise.

While two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy seems like someone Star Wars fans may find professionally capable, touting her as the “first woman and the first person of color to direct a Star Wars film” may understandably not win some over.

Following a year filled with challenges for the “woke” entertainment company, Disney evidently agrees with the director that “it’s about time” a woman took the reins of a Star Wars project.

“I’m very thrilled about the project because I feel what we’re about to create is something very special,” Pakistan-born Obaid-Chinoy told CNN. “We’re in 2024 now, and it’s about time that we had a woman come forward to shape a story in a galaxy far, far away.”

The upcoming film follows the storyline laid out in “Star Wars — Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker,” as the character Rey forges ahead with a new Jedi Order.

Before Obaid-Chinoy, new films have historically only been led by male directors, such as Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand and J.J. Abrams. The iconic first “Star Wars” film released in 1977 was created by George Lucas.

Ron Howard led the way on stand-alone projects like “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” along with Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”


“I have always been attracted to the hero’s journey and the world definitely needs more heroes! – the blueprints of the heroes we see on screen are rooted in reality,” Obaid-Chinoy wrote in an Instagram post last April when she was announced as the new project’s director.

“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,” she added.

All the left’s glee over the history-making addition of a female director to the iconic franchise did not take into account one obvious problem that author and Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller pointed out in a post on X.

“Whatever they decide to do with this, fine,” he wrote. “But to argue a woman hasn’t shaped the story of Star Wars is completely and insultingly naive to who Marsha Lucas or Leigh Brackett were, and that’s ultimately the problem with Disney Feminism – it purposely erases the accomplishments of other women because of their warped woke world view that history started in the year 2020.”

He added that someone interviewing Obaid-Chinoy should ask her “if she even knows who wrote Empire Strikes Back,” adding that fans of the films need to get “their toy lightsabers and stop going to the theater for this crap.”

“Marsha Lucas had more influence in shaping Star Wars than anyone else alive, and that’s why Kathleen Kennedy should be fired into the sun,” he added, referring to the producer and president of Lucasfilm.

“Anyway this philosophy worked wonders for The Marvels so I’m sure this will be great,” he added sarcastically.

Social media users seemed to concur.

Frieda Powers

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