Plans for the next theatrical Star Wars film were released today during the Disney Investor Day 2020 presentation … and it’s certainly something to look forward to.
Patty Jenkins, most recently known for her work as the director of Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984, will be joining a galaxy far, far away to work at the helm of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Jenkins will be the first female director of a Star Wars film.
Fans will recognize Rogue Squadron as the Rebel Alliance starfighter squadron first introduced in the original Star Wars films. Yes, that’s right, we’re finally getting a film that focuses on the harrowing and epic exploits of the brave X-wing pilots. As per Lucasfilm, “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.”
Jenkins took to social media to share a video explaining why she’s determined to make “the greatest fighter pilot movie of all time.” Based on her work on Wonder Woman, and the special place that telling this type of story holds in her heart, Rogue Squadron is clearly in good hands.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 10, 2020
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is due to arrive for Christmas 2023.