During the Disney Investor Day presentation in 2020, Lucasfilm announced it was creating a brand new Star Wars film called “Rogue Squadron” and that “Wonder Woman” director, Patty Jenkins was going to be directing it. Disney even filmed a promotional video of Patty on a runway with an X-Wing and saying that it would be coming out for Christmas 2023.
However, since that initial announcement, filming on “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” never happened, as Patty Jenkins was busy working on the third “Wonder Woman” film and also a new version of “Cleopatra”, which would also star Gal Gadot. The film was removed from the upcoming release schedule, thought there are still many unnamed Star Wars titles still pencilled on the schedule to alternate with “Avatar” sequels.
But in the past few weeks, it has been revealed that DC Studios has cancelled plans for a third “Wonder Woman” film, following James Gunn and Peter Safran taking control of the Warner Brothers Discovery division.
Recently, Patty Jenkins has taken to social media to clear up some of the rumours around “Wonder Woman 3” and also confirm that she is still involved with the upcoming “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” film.
“Here are the facts: 1 originally left Rogue Squadron after a long and productive development process when it became clear it couldn’t happen soon enough and I did not want to delay WW3 any further. When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back to RS after WW3, which I was honored to do, so I agreed. They made a new deal with me. In fact, I am still on it and that project has been in active development ever since. I don’t know if it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete, but I look forward to its potential ahead.”
Here’s her full statement:
Earlier this year, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview with Vanity Fair, Kathleen Kennedy that “Rogue Squadron” had been pushed off to the side by Lucasfilm. With her schedule now opening up with her no longer working on a third “Wonder Woman” film, hopefully, it won’t be too long until we get an update on this project, or if it will be kept on hold.
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.