Patty Jenkins & Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Films Cancelled
Ever since the debut of Disney+, we’ve only seen Lucasfilm release a single film, “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”, back in 2019 and since then, we’ve only seen Star Wars shows on Disney+. But there have been reports of many films being in development, with Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, Kevin Feige and Taika Waititi all linked to making movies. However, we’ve not heard anything official about these films for a while.
Disney has got a number of Star Wars films on its current schedule, but the next one isn’t set to arrive until December 2025. Back at the Disney Investor Day in 2020, “Rogue Squadron” was announced, with a short teaser showing Patty Jenkins getting ready to step into an X-Wing. Then, last September, Disney pulled the film from its schedule and in December, Patty Jenkins said that she was still developing “Rogue Squadron,” but “I don’t know if it will happen or not.
But now, according to Variety, Patty Jenkin’s “Rogue Squadron” is now not moving forward and is no longer in active development. Disney has made no official statement regarding this cancellation.
Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, was also reported to be developing a Star Wars movie, but that also is now no longer in development. The film was still in development last year, when “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” screenwriter Michael Waldron, said he was working on the screenplay, but now he is also working on “Avengers: Secret Wars”. No reason has been revealed about why Kevin Feige’s Star Wars film isn’t being made, but with Marvel pulling back its release schedule to try to get the MCU back on track, it’s not a surprise to see Kevin Feige focusing 100% on the Marvel side.
The Star Wars film being created by Taika Waititi, is still reportedly still in development, and there is also another film in development by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who has previously directed two episodes of “Ms Marvel”. That film will also be written by Damon Lindelof (“Watchmen”) and Justin Britt-Gibson (“Counterpart”).
With Star Wars Celebration set to take place in London over the Easter Weekend, it’s likely that we will hear more about these projects during the Lucasfilm Studio Show on Good Friday, which will also showcase the upcoming Disney+ series.
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