Last December, Lucasfilm announced at the Disney Investors Day presentation that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins would be helming a new Star Wars movie that was expected to begin shooting next year as pre-production had been moving along and they, later on, hired screenwriter Matthew Robinson to pen the script.
The next Star Wars feature film will be Rogue Squadron — directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman franchise). 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.
The filmmaker had stated to IGN that the project wouldn’t be a direct adaptation of the books or video games, but based on an original idea.
JENKINS: “[In the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie] we’re doing something original with great influence from the games and the books. There’s a lot of things being acknowledged and understood about the greatness of all of those things, but yes, it’s an original story and I’m so psyched to do it.”
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Lucasfilm is delaying Rogue Squadron and possibly won’t even start shooting until 2023, Jenkins seemingly hasn’t exited the movie.
While “scheduling issues” are being blamed for the delays, the report doesn’t indicate what project is actually causing problems. Patty Jenkins is attached to direct Gal Gadot in Cleopatra and Wonder Woman 3.
The only problem with that, Gadot is expected to shoot Disney’s Snow White next after landing the Evil Queen part, which suggests that the scheduling issues could be a cover for something else probably that the script not being ready to go into production.
Rogue Squadron had been given a release date of December 22, 2023, and they suggest that date could still be used. Another Star Wars project could swoop in, however, what that could be hasn’t been announced by major trades or Lucasfilm there are multiple things in various stages of development.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER