There's been major buzz surrounding the Star Wars franchise's stagnant movie slate and despite the success and dominance of their streaming offerings, Lucasfilm can't seem to replicate the momentum. Late last year, we learned that the production company is still committed to bringing Star Wars back to the big screen and now, it appears that things are looking more promising than ever.
The Hollywood Reporter shared major updates regarding Disney's plan for Marvel and Star Wars' release slate. According to the outlet, Lucasfilm is expected to announce several film projects during this year's Star Wars Celebration, including Damon Lindelof's post-The Rise of Skywalker project and Taika Waititi's mystery film which was previously rumored to have been canned.
As for Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron, the chances of it ever seeing the light of day just became slim despite the director's previous claims that it's still in development. THR notes that the spinoff film "may never materialize".
If you may recall, the film, which was announced during Disney Investor Day 2020 was reportedly removed from the House of Mouse's release calendar, sparking speculation that it has quietly been scrapped.
Last December, the DC director confirmed that she left the project but was swayed by Lucasfilm to come back, assuring fans that Rogue Squadron is still moving forward.
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As it stands, Lucasfilm has yet to confirm whether or not Rogue Squadron will still happen but if the new report is actually true, then it's a major blow for Jenkins' resume after losing Wonder Woman 3. I guess we'll just have to wait for Star Wars Celebration to know the real score.
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