Some have been wondering why Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron film was seemingly delayed indefinitely. Some believe it revolved around the reception of Wonder Woman 1894, some also believe it’s due to a possible shakeup at Lucasfilm since there is no news of Kathleen Kennedy’s contract being renewed. But a recent report says that the film was delayed due to, and this isn’t surprising coming from Lucasfilm, “Creative differences.”
Former THR editor, Matthew Belloni, stated that Patty was unhappy with the amount of micromanaging by certain executives at Lucasfilm. Something that Kathleen Kennedy has become known for ever since taking over the Star Wars brand. He goes on to say that Patty Jenkins had other projects to worry about such as a 3rd Wonder Woman film, so she wasn’t going to wait around. Belloni also goes on to state that the Rain Johnson trilogy is also shelved indefinitely. So at least we also have that.
This is not the first time this has happened of course. The first sign of this was when Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star War Story was forced to make a large amount of reshoots in 2016 due to the original cut of the film not pleasing Lucasfilm executives. But more notable is when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were “Let go” from Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018 due to “Creative Differences”. The original director of Episode IX was meant to be Colin Trevorrow, who’s script was rejected and was also “Let go” due to “Creative differences”. But also let’s not forget when both David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were originally offered a Trilogy of films, but ejected out in an escape pod like in A New Hope to work at Netflix.
Lucasfilm really needs to get their head straight if they want to keep producing films. At this rate there are probably more canceled Star Wars films then films that were actually made. Hopefully if a new executive does step up after Kennedy’s departure we will have more consistency.
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