After a photo from 2014 sparked an idea for a Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie went viral on Twitter, fans have been clamouring for it to become a real thing and after being suggested as the film's director, Ava DuVernay has weighed on the possibility of it coming true.

Speaking at the TIME 100 Gala, DuVernay said that "Anything is possible!" when it comes to the possibility of making a movie involving the two stars.

"For me, I think it was just so lovely to be kind of overwhelmingly nominated as the director of this cool idea," she said.

"I really think it shows the power of people wanting to see stories that are women-centered, women of color-centered that are made by women of color, " she continued, celebrating the use of social media to show what audiences really want.

"I think it was really interesting that after Rihanna and Lupita were in the picture and the story went viral, it wasn’t about who’s the male lead or who’s the sidekick, it was about who’s going to write it? Who’s going to direct it? I think that is really interesting about people’s interest in who’s creating and who’s telling the story and especially on Twitter where everyone is telling their own story. We’ll see what happens."

Come on, if 'Deadpool' can happen surely this can too. We live in hope.