The audience for space centric Sci-Fi is and has always been white and asian males. Watching diversity quota star wars and star trek movies fall flat on their face is fun. I wonder at what failure analysis stage companies realize that this genre doesn't, can't, and won't ever appeal to "people of color" or women in any significant numbers, no matter what is done to it.

The types of stories that are most suitable for space based Sci-Fi (war, exploration, colonialism), are just not things that appeal to these groups of people. Space could be used as a backdrop in a movie that appeals to those people, however, at that point why waste the massive budget on something that doesn't impact significantly the story being told?