The next “Star Wars” feature film, titled “Rogue Squadron,” has been delayed due to scheduling conflicts with its director, Patty Jenkins, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
The film was scheduled to begin production in 2022 and to be released on Dec. 22, 2023.
The new original film will follow the fighter pilots across the “Star Wars” universe, though no additional details have been revealed. Lucasfilm announced the news about Jenkins directing the movie as part of Disney’s Investor Day presentation last year.
At the time, the “Wonder Woman” filmmaker said in a video shared to Twitter that she was inspired to tackle what will be “the greatest fighter pilot movie of all time” because of her own experience as the daughter of a military fighter pilot. In the video, Jenkins can be seen suiting up and walking toward an X-Wing.
Matthew Robinson (“The Invention of Lying”) has been collaborating with Jenkins on the screenplay to “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” for over a year while she figures out how to juggle the film into her schedule along with the third installment of “Wonder Woman” for Warners, and “Cleopatra” for Paramount.
Lucasfilm currently has two other “Star Wars” projects in development — one with Marvel Studios Chief Kevin Feige, and another with Taika Watiti.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.