STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON Delayed Due To Scheduling Issues; Will Director Patty Jenkins Return?

STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON Delayed Due To Scheduling Issues; Will Director Patty Jenkins Return?

Despite an elaborate announcement video, Patty Jenkins has temporarily been forced to part ways with Lucasfilm over Rogue Squadron due to scheduling issues. Find more details on what's happening here...

By JoshWilding - Nov 08, 2021 02:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

During last year's Disney Investor Day, Lucasfilm dropped an elaborate announcement video with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins revealing she would take the helm of Rogue Squadron. However, The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that due to scheduling issues on Jenkins' side, it will no longer be possible for cameras to start rolling in 2022.

Pre-production was supposed to kick off by the end of this year, but the Star Wars movie has now been taken off the production schedule and is unlikely to make that December 22, 2023 release date.

Not even the trade seems to know what Jenkins' other commitments are, but the hope is that once the filmmaker is free, she will be able to return to Rogue Squadron. We don't know what this means for Wonder Woman 3; that was supposed to follow the director's trip to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, but could now come a little sooner - or later! - than expected. Jenkins also has that Cleopatra movie for Paramount which is set to star Gal Gadot.

We haven't had a Star Wars movie since The Rise of Skywalker, and it's unclear whether Lucasfilm has another project they can release in Rogue Squadron's place (Taika Waititi and Kevin Feige are developing separate movies, but no one knows how far along they are). Lots of content is coming to Disney+, but at this rate, there will have been half a decade between big screen Star Wars adventures.

Jenkins once parted ways with Marvel Studios over creative differences after being tapped to director Thor: The Dark World, so hopefully this isn't the case with Rogue Squadron. It's definitely odd that no one knows what else the director is committed to, anyway.

Keep checking back here for updates. 

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Oberlin4Prez - 11/8/2021, 2:17 PM
Well crap. If it's just a scheduling conflict (it's rarely just that), you'd think this would have been better understood before the announcement. My only guess, if it is truly a scheduling conflict, is the pandemic slowed down the original anticipation for starting.
bobevanz - 11/8/2021, 2:18 PM
As long as she doesn't write it
marvel72 - 11/8/2021, 2:22 PM
As long as we get someone who can actually write.
MrDandy - 11/8/2021, 2:23 PM
Fine by me. Wasn’t really excited by this project. With Star Wars being on a 5 year hiatus from theaters since Rise of Skywalker, they should really pick a project that feels like an event and comes out with a bang.
SensitivityII - 11/8/2021, 2:24 PM
Honestly I want a High Republic movie, and I’m kinda sick of Star Wars playing in the sandbox of an era they say is finished now. Outside of Mando and its spin-offs, which are an amazing spot to re-contextualize the sequels to make them better a la Clone Wars, I just want to focus on the best area of storytelling they’ve had in a long while.
DarthNihilus - 11/8/2021, 2:24 PM
Will it be delayed like the supposed new Trilogy of Rian Johnson ?

Also... weird that there's no update on Kennedy's contract which ended on October 30,2021..

marvel72 - 11/8/2021, 2:27 PM
@RevanOfKrypton - Hopefully they announce her departure on Friday.
The1st - 11/8/2021, 2:28 PM
@RevanOfKrypton - I had forgotten about that...

abd00bie - 11/8/2021, 2:53 PM
@marvel72 - I sure do hope so..
WakandaTech - 11/8/2021, 2:31 PM
You know what that means

Knights of the Old Republic live action movie
AmazingFILMporg - 11/8/2021, 2:31 PM
This has Kennedy reactionary move written all over it.

Patty is out for sure🙎
JFerguson - 11/8/2021, 2:32 PM
Each new Star Wars film we stray farther from what they were created to be. The Jedi aspects are what interest me the most and so far none of the spin-off movies have even touched them
Nightwing1015 - 11/8/2021, 2:36 PM
@JFerguson - Star Wars wasn't meant to be about just Jedi though. I'm glad we moved away from it. Literally every Star Wars project that has come before has been about Jedi/Sith. Let's have something different.
PapaSpank54 - 11/8/2021, 2:35 PM
A) is there anything more cursed than Disney Star Wars? (Mando doesn't count, that's the control group.)
B) That shirt being advertised reads like "I understood thot reference
PapaSpank54 - 11/9/2021, 12:00 PM
@Waddles - I would call Rogue One more of a guilty pleasure for me, it's not the worst.
And points for Solo, it was waaaaay better than it should have been, but neither film am I hopping to see again anytime soon.

Actually, I'd go so far as to say Solo was the best film to come out of Disney's purchase of the loisence.

As for the animated stuff..... Eh. I don't really watch animated shows from the West, or even much in the way of anime these days.
GarthRanzz - 11/8/2021, 2:36 PM
100 percent this is Wonder Woman 3. You had casting announcements this weekend. You have respected leaks of characters appearing this weekend. You had Gal's comments this weekend. The timing with this announcement is easy to see. Rogue Squadron was announced before Wonder Woman 3 (Which we knew was inevitable) and we have the Lynda Carter news plus actual leaks of Hawkgirl and Supergirl, we don't even know what era Rogue Squadron is in.
MrDandy - 11/8/2021, 2:41 PM
@GarthRanzz - guarantee it will be set in original trilogy… if it even gets made
GarthRanzz - 11/8/2021, 2:51 PM
@MrDandy - That probably would be good for me. I love Solo and Rogue Squadron so much.
Kyos - 11/8/2021, 2:42 PM
Huh, I'd basically forgotten about this project. Can't say I care much about whatever might become of it. I'm still somewhat loooking forward to The Mandalorian S3, but Mando aside there's bascially nothing Star Wars has to offer that interests me. After the sequel trilogy debacle there's almost nowhere to go for the franchise, as far as I'm concerned.
PicolasCage - 11/8/2021, 2:42 PM
Totally forgot this was happening lol
OmegaDaGrodd - 11/8/2021, 2:42 PM
Last Star Wars movie to come out without a single major production hiccup was The Last Jedi, and it's also not so coincidentally the last great movie they made.

Might just be time to pick up the phone and tell Rian Johnson to put the Knives in for a year so he can lend them some magic again
GhostDog - 11/8/2021, 2:43 PM
Rogue Squadron > WW3: What is Consent When It Comes to Magic?
GarthRanzz - 11/8/2021, 2:53 PM
@BlackBeltJones - Love myself Star Wars...but a Lynda Carter, Supergirl, Hawkgirl, WW team up is hard to ignore.
GhostDog - 11/8/2021, 3:13 PM
@GarthRanzz - if supergirl and hawkgirl are indeed in it than I’m with you
itzayaboy - 11/8/2021, 2:45 PM
Let the Star Wars TV shows have their time. Give the movies a rest until you can think of something that will truly excite the fans and most importantly, satisfy the fans with good writing and directing.
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