Lucasfilm Pulls the Plug on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

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One of the many Star Wars feature film projects that have been in the works is Rogue Squadron with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins attached to helm. However, the project's development has been a roller coaster ride. At first, Lucasfilm announced a planned December 2023 release date back when it was revealed before it was taken off the release calendar.

Later on, reports started to emerge that the project has been canceled after the planned 2023 release was shelved although Jenkins clarified a couple of months ago that the project remains in active development. Nevertheless, its status was unknown and there are no signs that it was close to production.

Now, we finally have what looks like the definitive status of the project as Variety has reported that Jenkins' Rogue Squadron movie is no longer in active development at Lucasfilm. In other words, the project has been shelved and is no longer happening (unless they revive it again in the future).

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The news comes as Jenkins' Wonder Woman 3 project for Warner Bros. and DC was also canceled a few months ago and the Star Wars theatrical film franchise remains dormant right now despite several projects that were in development prior to this new report.

This is certainly a disappointing update since there are fans who are looking forward to seeing the project happen, especially after the announcement video that they released back in late 2020 where Jenkins passionately said that she was doing the film as a tribute to her father, who was a fighter pilot.

Aside from Rogue Squadron, the report also revealed that the Kevin Feige-produced Star Wars film project with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron is also no longer in active development at Lucasfilm. Meanwhile, the Taika Waititi and Damon Lindelof projects are still in the works.

Lucasfilm is expected to announce the future of the film franchise in the upcoming Star Wars Celebration event this April.

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