Patty Jenkins ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ Film Delayed Indefinitely


One of the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ films was going to be directed by ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins. The film, called ‘Rogue Squadron,’ was promoted during the 2020 Disney Investor Day.

Now it seems that the project is being delayed “indefinitely” over “scheduling conflicts.” Which is sad because Jenkins had indicated that this movie meant a lot to her as her father was a military pilot who was killed in a NATO mock dogfight.  She was looking forward to doing this project.

Now that 2021 is winding down, it seems that it isn’t going to move into production in early 2022 as was originally thought due to other “commitments” that Jenkins has made.

‘Rogue Squadron’ was set to be released Dec. 22, 2023, and would be the first ‘Star Wars’ film since Disney and Lucasfilm’s “sequel trilogy.”

No one really knows what the “conflict” is as she was set to do Wonder Woman 3, and it was likely going to be after she did ‘Rogue Squadron.’  She was also working on a movie based on Cleopatra.

If this film is pushed back, there hasn’t been word on what will fill the spot allotted for it. Her film was the first one coming, with another by Kevin Feige and a third one by Taika Waititi.

What is interesting is that CBR is reporting that there were some other rumors about a movie starting production in 2022, that was not Jenkins, Feige’s or Waititi’s film.

News of Rogue Squadron’s delay comes days after Big Screen Leaks noted that a Star Wars project was expected to begin production in 2022. However, that project was specifically not Jenkins, Taika Waititi or Kevin Feige’s respective films. Star Wars News Net went on to report that the film in question is actually the fabled Old Republic movie and that Rogue Squadron is taking a back seat so its script can be refined.

Hopefully it isn’t just Disney worrying about brand fatigue after the reports it being a factor in the performance of the ‘Eternals.’ That or the fact that some are wrongfully speculating that people didn’t go to ‘Eternals’ because it was a directed by a woman.

I hope it’s just an actual scheduling conflict and not a cancelation because this one really seemed to mean a lot to her. But there are a lot of rumors swirling that make us go “hmmm?”

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: CBR, THR

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