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Rogue Squadron’ Still in Works With Patty Jenkins

Patty Jenkins is still working on the screenplay for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. This is per her appearance on the TCM/Max podcast. Many assumed the project was dead and it’s not.

She was attached to the project in early December of 2020, where it was announced during Disney virtual investor day during Covid. Jenkins then stepped away to work on Wonder Woman 3, which was ultimately deep-sixed by new DC co-Bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Soon after Wonder Woman 3 blew up back in December 2022, Jenkins said in the press then that Lucasfilm and Disney made a new deal for her on Rogue Squadron, a project dear to her heart as she’s taking inspiration from her Air Force fighter pilot father Capt. Williams T. Jenkins who served during the Vietnam War.

We hear from sources that Rogue Squadron was never dead or re-ignited: it’s status quo as far as development is concerned. No new release date for Rogue Squadron since it was pulled from the schedule back in 2022.

Said Jenkins on the podcast, “So, when I left Star Wars to do Wonder Woman 3 , I thought maybe I’ll come back to Star Wars after Wonder Woman 3. So, we did a deal for that to happen, started a deal, but I thought I was doing Wonder Woman. When that went away, Lucasfilm and I were like, oh, we gotta finish this deal. We finished the deal right as the strike was happening. So I now owe a draft of Star Wars and so we will see what happens there. You know, like, who knows?”

“And so we will see what happens there. You know, like, who knows? It’s hard, they have a hard job in front of them of what’s the first movie they’re gonna do. They have other directors who have been working, but I am now, you know, I’m back on doing Rogue Squadron and we’ll see what happens. We need to develop, you know, get it to where we’re both super happy with it,” the Wonder Woman filmmaker said.

The next Star Wars movie out of the gate is Jon Favreau’s Mandolorian and Grogu movie, set for release in 2026.

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