Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Movie Officially Dead at Disney


Although there were originally big plans for new film releases from Lucasfilm, it appears that for the time being, and ever since the abysmal response to The Rise of Skywalker, any new hope for a new trilogy has disappeared, as movies like the announced ‘Rogue Squadron’ to be directed by Patty Jenkins, have quite literally disappeared from Disney’s schedule of upcoming releases.


The film was the only picture on Lucasfilm’s release schedule, even though the project itself appeared to have already been withdrawn off their production slate last year. While there are still very many movies coming over the next two years from Disney, at the moment there isn’t a single Star Wars project set for theatrical release anytime in the near future.


Rogue Squadron was originally announced back in 2020 and would’ve been the first theatrical Star Wars project to be released since the Skywalker Saga closed out with The Rise of Skywalker. But since it was announced, the only thing we’ve been told was that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was going to be the first “female Star Wars director.” Since Kathleen Kennedy made that breathless announcement, there’ve been no casting details or any movement on the pre-production of the film. In November 2021 it was announced that the film was delayed due to scheduling conflicts with Jenkins’ other projects.


In an interview with Empire, Kennedy now says that future movies will stick with the sequel era, which are the Disney produced films:

“We’re moving further beyond the existing sequels as we look to our movie space. The sequel era] is what we talk a lot about in terms of where we’re going with our movies, and just how far out from that we’ll go. That’s very much the space we’re concentrating on.”


If you’re looking for any new Star Wars content, the galaxy far, far away is still a big part of Disney+, as a new season of The Mandalorian is coming soon, and new series projects such as Andor and The Acolyte. Rian Johnson still wants everyone to think his promised trilogy is still on the table, but Taika Waititi’s threatened Star Wars movie is far more likely, despite the underperforming of Thor 4.


Star Wars is dead, at least the film franchise seems to be.


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Jamison Ashley

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