Last year, during the Investors Day event, Disney announced that Lucasfilm was making a brand new Star Wars film called “Rogue Squadron”, which is going to be directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), and it was initially going to be released in cinemas for Christmas in 2023.
In the new film, the story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy.
However, recently, it was revealed that the film was being delayed because of scheduling issues with the director Patty Jenkins. Leading many to speculate that the film was either cancelled or Lucasfilm was going to look for another director to take on the project.
But, according to Deadline, the project is back in motion as Patty Jenkins has stepped aside from directing Paramount’s “Cleopatra”, which is also going to star “Woman Wonder” actor Gal Gadot. Now “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” director Kari Skogland will be taking over as a director, freeing Patty Jenkins up to make the new Star Wars film and a third “Wonder Woman” film.
Filming on “Wonder Woman 3” won’t begin until 2023, due to Gal Gadot’s filming schedule will see her film the new “Snow White” film for Disney and “Cleopatra” for Paramount.
Nothing else has been announced regarding the “Rogue Squadron” film for a while, but hopefully, now Patty Jenkins has a slot open in her schedule to work on one of the next instalments in the Star Wars franchise.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.