For a while now, the theatrical future of Star Wars has remained unclear. We have live-action TV series on Disney+, but as far as what’s coming to the big screen, it’s hazy. Lucasfilm has announced a few potential films, but none of them are a lock. That includes Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron. The movie doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s still in active development. Here’s everything we know about Rogue Squadron so far.
This Star Wars film is called Rogue Squadron.
Rogue Squadron‘s Plot
We know very little about the plot of Rogue Squadron so far. But one sneaky detail did make it into StarWars.com’s writeup about the film. “The story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy.” Future era, you say? It seems likely, then, that the film is set after The Rise of Skywalker.
In an interview with IGN, Jenkins revealed that the film will be influenced by the 1998 video game series and Legends books. But it will ultimately tell its own story.
Behind the Scenes
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will direct Rogue Squadron. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced the exciting news at a Disney shareholders event in 2020. Jenkins’ involvement is also a personal one. Her decision to make the leap to the galaxy far, far away has ties to her father. Here’s Jenkins’ full statement, straight from StarWars.com:
It’s been a lifelong dream as a filmmaker to one day make a great fighter pilot film. As the daughter of a great fighter pilot myself, some of the best memories of my life are of seeing my father’s squadron take off in their F4s every morning, and hearing and feeling the awe-inspiring power and grace. When he passed away in service to this country it ignited a burning desire to one day channel all of those emotions into one great film. When the perfect story arrived in combination with another true love of mine, the incomparable world of Star Wars, I knew I’d finally found my next film. I’m extremely honored and excited to take it on, and grateful to Lucasfilm, Disney, and the fans for extending that thrill to me.
Rogue Squadron’s Cast
No casting announcements have been made so far.
Rogue Squadron‘s Release Date
Rogue Squadron was removed from the release calendar; it was originally slated for December 2023.. As of December 13, 2022, Jenkins confirmed the movie is still in active development but doesn’t know if the movie will happen.
Originally published on December 11, 2020.