Victoria Mahoney Named Second Unit Director For Episode IX

Some historic news to pass along as it has been revealed via Ava DuVernay’s Twitter account that Victoria Mahoney will be joining the production of J.J. Abrams’ 2019 currently-untitled Episode IX as second unit director. Mahoney’s attachment to the final installment in the Skywalker episodic saga marks the first time a female will be featured behind the camera for a theatrical Star Wars film.

Mahoney shortly afterwards confirmed this news with her own tweet.

Time will tell if this hiring is the impetus to us having a female hired by Lucasfilm as the primary director for a future film set in the GFFA.

Congratulations to Mahoney for this significant achievement!