Ava Duvernay to Direct The Next Star Wars? + Duvernay’s Barbie Sells Out in 17 Minutes

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It’s safe to say, everyone wants to take Ava Duvernay home!

The Ava Duvernay Barbie doll which is apart of Barbie’s “Shero Collection” is such a hot commodity that it sold out in just 17 minutes. According to TheBarbieCollection.com, the director’s doll went on sale at 1pm on Monday (Dec 7) and 17 minutes later Vogue reported the site was fresh out.

Then the company announced Amazon.com also had the Ava Barbie and that was quickly sold out, dubbing her doll a #1 New Release.

Congratulations to another successful notch on your belt this year, Ms. Duvernay.


Little girls everywhere aren’t the only ones eyeing Ms. Duvernay; so is ‘Star Wars’ director J.J. Abrams.

When asked during an interview with Nerdist, which female writer/director he would choose to take on the franchise film, Abrams name dropped Ava Duvernay.

“The knee-jerk reaction, if I had to, is Ava DuVernay, who I think would just kill it.,” he said as if this is something he’s been trying to make happen for a while.

To him, her fandom over ‘Star Wars’ and her work with ‘Selma‘ make her the best candidate for the job.

“She is as much a fan of genre movies, and hearing her talk about not just ‘Star Wars,’ but hearing her talk about those kinds of films is evidence that she would just kill it. When you look at her work in ‘Selma,’ which was as well-told and as sophisticated and humane a film as I think has come out in the last decade, if she can do that story that well, there’s no question she would kill this movie.”

Getting wind of his compliments, the director tweeted Abrams her reaction: “The force is strong with this one.xo”


Hey if she’s directed, we’re watching!


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