According to The Hollywood Reporter, the feature film ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’, directed by director Patty Jenkins, has been postponed indefinitely.
Previously slated to go into pre-production at the end of this year and start filming in 2022, the film will no longer be able to follow the planned schedule. Reports indicate that the reason for the postponement is due to Jenkins’ involvement in other projects, including the third chapter of the “Wonder Woman” saga.
A few months ago, Jenkins revealed to fans of the intergalactic saga that the storyline was almost finished:
“It’s going to be amazing. I worked on the project for six months before I even announced it, so we put a lot of effort into it. We finish the script, get the team together and everything will be amazing. I’m excited about it. story and the fact that we’re the next chapter of ‘Star Wars’ which is a huge responsibility and an amazing opportunity to explore new things.
In another interview, this time with The Associated Press, the director said the work will usher in a new era in the intergalactic pantheon, embracing as yet unknown elements of the franchise.
“I’m in love with these three new projects on my plate right now. I definitely have “Rogue Squadron” next and I’m excited for “Wonder Woman 3”. Michael Stackpole’s books and video games and everything about “Rogue Squadron” [têm] an incredible story that is important to honor. And yet we have to bring it to a new era because we have to tell a new story and we try to mix the best of everything. […] It’s a big bunch of stuff that we try to piece together and keep a simple story.
The film will follow the missions of the space artillery team introduced in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980).
Matthew Robinson (‘Love and Monsters’) is also in charge of the script.
As Disney has yet to release any official statement, “Rogue Squadron” is scheduled to hit theaters on December 22, 2023.
Watch the first official teaser below:
– Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 10, 2020
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