Long ago in a galaxy far far away, fans were excited when a roadmap of the beloved Star Wars franchise was released, this would include films and planned shows that would continue to build upon the already expansive universe.
However, one of those production plans may never make it to the big screen after fans were given an update by the film’s director Patty Jenkins. From Entertainment Weekly, Rogue Squadron was one of the many titles presented to the public alongside a plethora of other shows and potential movies some of which have already been released to great success like the mini-series Obi-Wan Kenobi and more recently Andor.
However, Rogue Squadron was removed from Disney’s release calendar quite some time ago. It was speculated at the time that this might just be a delay, but some feared the project was being abandoned. Patty Jenkins, the Director of Wonder Woman 3 took to social media to give fans a much-needed update.
As it turns out there seemed to be some conflict in scheduling causing Rogue Squadron to be temporarily halted, but have no fear, as Patty says herself she has accepted at the request of Lucasfilm to come back after her work with Wonder Woman is finished.
So the project is still alive, but this certainly shows where Disney’s focus truly lies as they’ve been releasing more hit television series than movies. Who can blame them seeing as the final movie in the new trilogy Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker (2019) did the worst of the bunch at the box office. Meanwhile, we are still waiting for more shows like the Ashoka series set to come out sometime next year and more upcoming are Bad Batch Season 2 and Mandalorian Season 3 coming out in January and March respectively.
Until then, it’s a good reassurance that a project igniting Star Wars fans’ passion isn’t off the table just yet. So until we get further updates may the force be with you.