Lucasfilm has met with Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano in order to discuss a mystery project for the studio. While their flagship Star Wars franchise has taken great steps in recent years to ensure that there’s diversity in front of the camera, however fans have been eager to see this kind of diversity behind the camera as well. To date, all of their films have been helmed by men, and while the movies have been well-received critically, there’s still room for improvement.

Bringing Morano on board would certainly be a big step. The director, who earned a Primetime Emmy for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale episode, “Offred”, is set to make waves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival with the indie sci-fi drama, I Think We’re Alone Now, starring Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Morano revealed that she had a two-and-a-half hour meeting with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, which she described as “great.” Obviously, the director couldn’t go into specifics, but the meeting is definitely an interesting development.

On her meeting with Kennedy, she had this to say:

“I guess she was watching with her daughter and then called people and was like, ‘Who’s this Reed person?’ She probably thought I was a guy because of my name. She’s amazing. We’re talking about adventure movies, and I’m not even remembering that she produced Goonies. Any movie that I put my finger on that I loved when I was growing up was a movie that she produced. Anyway, it was a great meeting. Obviously, I can’t say anything about what else we were talking about.”

All of Lucasfilm’s official titles currently have directors in place, so Morano’s project would be something as-yet unannounced. Reports have indicated that the studio is looking to make a number of Star Wars spinoffs around characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, Yoda and even Jabba the Hutt.

While Morano could end up working on any of these projects, she may also be in line to collaborate with Lucasfilm on Disney’s proposed live-action Star Wars TV show for their forthcoming streaming service, given Morano’s success on the small screen.

Of course, a studio meeting with a director may not actually mean anything, but it certainly is an interesting development.

What would you like to see Lucasfilm and Morano work on? Let us know in the comments!

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