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‘Star Wars’ Fans Bummed Jon Favreau Hired on International Women’s Day: ‘Another Straight White Dude’?

Fans on Twitter are calling for more diversity and inclusion

Some “Star Wars” fans are less than thrilled with Disney’s choice to tap director Jon Favreau to write and executive produce a new series for their upcoming streaming platform.

Several fans are pointed out on Twitter that choosing “another straight white dude” — especially on International Women’s Day — doesn’t feel quite right.

“I’m excited by this news, but Lucasfilm really needs to announce someone working on their shows at this level that isn’t a white dude fast,” one user said.

“On the one hand, Jon Favreau is a proven blockbuster filmmaker with a strong command of fantasy storytelling,” another said. “On the other hand, announcing that another straight white dude is helming a Star Wars project ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY is … not great.”

Others mentioned that this moment in time — in the midst of the Time’s Up initiative era and just days after Frances McDormand’s call at the Oscars — needs more women filmmakers. “Kathleen Kennedy. It’s time. Right? , and female directors? How about an inclusion rider? Let’s get on the right side of history please. Times up on exclusionary hiring practices,” another on Twitter said.

Disney did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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