-- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE DEC. 24, 2017. -- Kiri Hart, vice president of development at Lucasfilm's story group, in her office in San Francisco, Dec. 12, 2017. The members of the Lucasfilm story group are fulfilling fans’ expectations — and creating meaningful female characters while they’re at it. “As a writer I was very hungry to create female characters who felt real, and I was interested in telling stories from an outsider’s perspective,” Hart said. (Peter Prato/The New York Times)