Back at the Investor Day event in 2020, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that the next Star Wars feature film will be Rogue Squadron and that it would be directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman franchise).
The story of the film is going to 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.
Originally, “Rogue Squadron” was scheduled to arrive in theatres at Christmas in 2023. However, since the initial announcement, we’ve heard very little about the project, such as at either Star Wars Celebration or D23 Expo.
Today, Disney has updated its release schedule and removed “Rogue Squadron” from it. This isn’t a huge surprise, since with the film due to arrive in cinemas in just over a year, filming hadn’t begun, and it would have been a real rush to get it completed in time.
Disney still has two more Star Wars films on their schedule. It’s unknown if Patty Jenkins will return to make the film at a later date or if the entire project is cancelled.
What do you think of “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” being removed from the schedule?
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