Rogue Squadron Film Delayed, Patty Jenkins Film

Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Back off, Wedge. You can no longer do good in 2023.
Picture: Lucasfilm

The first one Star wars derivative film from Solo: A Star Wars Story was slated to hit theaters in 2023 as Rogue Squadron, a tale of the galaxy far distant most elite fighter pilots crossed out by Wonder woman director Patty Jenkins. Now the Rogues have been grounded … and it’s going to take us a while to see when they can get back to the ground.

Hollywood journalist said Jenkins, linked to other film engagements, including the third Wonder woman at Warner Bros. and a Cleopatra project for Paramount – was forced to delay plans for her Star wars movie with writer Matthew Robinson. It was due to go into pre-production at the end of this year before filming in 2022. While the film will not be released in 2023 and Disney / Lucasfilm has pulled it from its future schedule, THR notes that Rogue Squadron isn’t entirely out of place, and there’s hope that once Jenkins’ roster of future projects shrinks, she can make it to the galaxy far, far away.

First announced at Disney Investor Day Conference last year, Rogue Squadron would have been the first Star wars film since the conclusion of the “Skywalker Saga” in The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, and part of a long line of future projects that Lucasfilm has planned for streaming and film Star wars projects on Disney +. There is of course the return of The Mandalorian for a third season, as well as the next spin-off Boba Fett’s book, and several future limited series: Obi wan kenobi, Ahsoka, and Andor.

Theatrically a big part of Lucasfilm’s future Star wars slate remains unknown in the wake of Rogue Squadrondelay – the only other projects currently announced include a Taika Waititi Star wars movie, and Rian Johnson’s alleged trilogy of Star wars films, which have managed to survive years of silence without at least being scrapped. Lucasfilm has also previously suggested that it is considering a movie located in the Knights of the Old Republic period of time, a now for the most part non-canonical imagination of the conflicts of the Republic and the Sith Empire thousands of years before the main films, but nothing has been officially confirmed.

No doubt we will learn a little more about the cinematic future of Star wars, streaming or whatever, soon — Lucasfilm is about to reveal more news on upcoming projects on November 12, as part of “Disney Day +»Celebrations marking the anniversary of the streaming service.


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