Rogue Squadron has reportedly been indefinitely delayed. The following Star Wars film from Surprise Girl director Patty Jenkins was as a consequence of enter pre-production by the top of 2021 and start filming someday in 2022. However now, Rogue Squadron has been taken off the manufacturing schedule solely, in accordance with commerce reviews. That is reportedly as a consequence of Jenkins’ schedule and prior commitments — that features the Gal Gadot-led Cleopatra, which Jenkins signed onto a few months previous to Disney asserting Rogue Squadron. Nonetheless, in the intervening time, Rogue Squadron is holding onto its December 2023 launch date.
The Hollywood Reporter first introduced phrase of the manufacturing delay on Rogue Squadron, the primary Star Wars film because the disappointing conclusion to The Skywalker Saga with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Deadline confirmed the information half an hour later, noting that Rogue Squadron had but to begun casting. Folks aware of the matter informed THR that Rogue Squadron makers and producers realised that Jenkins’ schedule did not depart room for the subsequent Star Wars film to be filmed in 2022. “The hope is that after Jenkins’ fulfils her earlier commitments, she’s going to be capable of return to the venture,” THR concluded, which may end up in a prolonged delay.
It is a bit of humorous to me that this delay wasn’t anticipated. We now have recognized since final December that Jenkins has three function initiatives on her dock: the aforementioned Cleopatra with Paramount Footage, Rogue Squadron at Lucasfilm and Disney, and Surprise Girl 3 additionally with Gadot. THR notes that Jenkins and author Matthew Robinson (Love and Monsters) have been creating Rogue Squadron for “over a 12 months,” which implies the Star Wars film was being labored on even earlier than information of Cleopatra and Surprise Girl 3 broke. There was no approach that Jenkins was going to handle three massive films — all of which she can be directing — on the identical time.
Whereas Rogue Squadron is at present holding onto its near-Christmas 2023 launch date, it is all the time doable that one other Star Wars film takes its place. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is creating one that he’s additionally co-writing with 1917 and Final Evening in Soho author Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presidents Kevin Feige and Kathleen Kennedy are collaborating on one other thought. One other Star Wars movie has been in growth with Sleight director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage author Matt Owens. And naturally, there’s a whole new trilogy within the fingers of Star Wars: The Final Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson, which was nonetheless occurring as of February this 12 months.
Along with the December 2023 date, Disney has additionally booked December 2025 and December 2027 for 2 extra Star Wars films.
Star Wars’ future is brighter on the sequence aspect in the meantime. The E-book of Boba Fett — internally known as The Mandalorian season 2.5 — expands the franchise beginning late December. It will likely be adopted by the prequel sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, the Diego Luna-led Rogue One spin-off Andor, and The Mandalorian season 3 in 2022. Three different sequence are additionally in growth: Ahsoka with Rosario Dawson and Christensen, Excessive Republic-set The Acolyte from Russian Doll’s Leslye Headland, and Lando about Lando Calrissian from Expensive White Folks’s Justin Simien.