Star Wars fans looking forward to the starfighter pilot-focused feature film Rogue Squadron will unfortunately have to wait a bit longer now, because the movie’s 2022 production schedule has just been nixed.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the film has been removed from Lucasfilm’s production schedule for the time being because of scheduling conflicts with director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman). At this time, it sounds as if the plan is for Jenkins to hopefully return to Rogue Squadron upon satisfying her prior commitments.
Rogue Squadron was first announced in December 2020. The film 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.
While Rogue Squadron was initially due to hit theaters December 22, 2023, it remains to be seen how the release date may shift. This would have been Lucasfilm’s first movie since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker closed out the final chapter on the Skywalker Saga in 2019.
There are plenty of other Star Wars projects currently on the table, though release dates are unknown, including movies from Taika Waititi and Kevin Feige. In addition to films, the Star Wars universe continues to expand exponentially with its upcoming slate of Disney+ series as well. Titles include The Book of Boba Fett in December, and The Mandalorian season 3, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, Lando, The Acolyte, and more in 2022 and beyond!
Stay tuned for more news from the Star Wars universe!