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‘New Jedi Order’ Director Gives Super Woke Film Update

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reads from Disney's disastrous playbook to kick off 2024

Disney learned the very hard way what conservatives have been warning us for years.

Go woke. Go broke. 

The Mouse House’s horrendous 2023 is finally over, but an attempt to revitalize its prized IP already has a whiff of woke to it.

It comes courtesy of “Star Wars: New Jedi Order” director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

The film saga has been in dry dock over the past five years. One potential film after another drew big headlines before getting shut down.

The series has been in trouble for some time.

“Rise” earned dramatically less than the first “Star Wars” film from the Disney production line. Plus, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” proved a financial disappointment.

That leads to “New Jedi Order,” which follows actress Daisy Ridley’s Rey character into a story untethered to the Skywalker saga.

Obaid-Chinoy of “Ms. Marvel” fame just suggested the first “Star Wars” film since 2019’s “Rise of Skywalker” may actually start production soon. “Soon” is subjective, of course. As of November, Ridley had yet to read a finished script of the film, to be penned by “Peaky Blinders” alum Stephen Knight.

The director teased the project during a New Year’s Eve interview on the far-Left CNN.

“I’m very thrilled about the project because I feel what we’re about to create is something very special. And 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.”

CNN did its part to push the director’s Identity Politics bona fides, describing Obaid-Chinoy as the first woman and first person of color to direct a “Star Wars” film.

That’s CNN being CNN, which ignored female directors like Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow. Both have directed episodes of small-screen “Star Wars” projects.

Still, Obaid-Chinoy is reading from the dog-eared playbook that has sent Disney’s fortunes into a tailspin.

She’s also flat-out wrong.

Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia played an outsized role in the first three “Star Wars” films. More recently, actress Felicity Jones headlined “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and small-screen “Star Wars” projects include “Ahsoka,” led by Rosario Dawson, and other strong female heroes (Gina Carano’s Cara Dune).

The director’s quote recalls Jennifer Lawrence lamenting the dearth of female action heroes while ignoring pioneers like Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Princess Leia and Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton).

The bigger issue is clear.

Once again, a “Star Wars” project may be defined by its woke bona fides, not the power of the story or premise. Ridley’s Rey is already working at a disadvantage. The character never became a beloved part of the “Star Wars” franchise like the key figures from the original trilogy.

She’s often dismissed as a “Mary Sue,” a near-perfect figure who doesn’t even work hard to achieve her Jedi powers.

We don’t even know if “New Jedi Order” will even make it into production given Disney’s recent “Star Wars” woes.

One thing remains clear.

New year, same woke messaging from a member of the Mouse House.

12 Comments

  1. A new Star Wars series centered around Rey? Ooh, pinch me! My tent will be set up in front of the movie theater by day’s end.

    1. How’s he reaching? That there have been two female Star wars directors, one of them being a PoC, is a fact. CNN is reaching saying this new director is the first, she’s not. This is how you know a movie is going to be ‘woke’, they outright lie and ignore facts while trying to push a narrative. Then there’s the fact that the character of Rey IS a Mary Sue. She just woke up one day and was as powerful as Luke Skywalker. So again, what’s reaching about it?

  2. Interesting movie ideas which will inevitably be scuttled by a poorly written script. I am a diehard sci fi nut. But I will not pay $8 to $10 to see more junk. Disney has lost its magic, and that studio is not alone.

  3. I love a great movie with a female protagonist, big time. So why do they always have to suffix that with… “and this is why women should rule the world.” That said, Star Wars has sucked since the completion of the original three, and Return of the Jedi was nothing special.

  4. If the director of the New Star wars movie call Star wars New jedi order or i call it Star wars episode 10 a new beginning and lucasflim will do the production of the flim start in April day before Wrestlemania 40 no rumor or leak if the New rey trilogy continues better be episode 11 and episode 12 lucasflim do their jobs by 2017 Star wars the last jedi was a Good movie some people say something bad about Star wars the last jedi and 2019 Star wars the rise of skywalker a Good movie but Star wars is alive that was not nice im a Star wars fan and get ready for Star wars New jedi order it will be official my 40 th birthday Sunday March 31 2024 respect Star wars and Jesus be punished just like Donald trump and wwe undisputed championship Roman reigns he will be defeated and lose the title at Wrestlemania 40 triple h or nick khan from wwe do something to Roman reigns punished him and the bloodlines that wwe will be save

  5. LOL is befitting for this garbage. I can’t wait for the failed box office numbers to slap these woke radicals in the face.

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