There is little doubt that fans are still disappointed about Star Wars: Rogue Squadron's indefinite delay. Not surprisingly, there have been speculations that the delay was caused by Patty Jenkins' other major projects. However, a new report may have revealed that it isn't just about the Wonder Woman 1984 director's schedule. As it turns out, the problem also involves Lucasfilm and Disney.
Just last week, it was announced that production on Rogue Squadron has been delayed indefinitely. This is truly disappointing considering that the project was already set to begin filming by early 2022. So what is the reason why the Star Wars film is being pushed back?
A new report from Matt Belloni points out that Lucasfilm has their own ideas for the project, something that Patty Jenkins isn't happy about. It is suggested that the filmmaker is "frustrated by the micromanagement of select Lucasfilm executives." This has led to Jenkins moving forward with her other projects to allow the studio to work out its own internal issues.
"That's not unusual, of course, but it's a laughably recurring problem at Lucasfilm under president Kathleen Kennedy, say agents: Top filmmakers are dying to make a Star Wars movie—until they sign on and experience the micromanagement and plot-point-by-committee process," the report reads.
Interestingly, it is also mentioned that this has happened before with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The duo was initially set to work on a Star Wars film but ultimately left the project without revealing the real reason.
For now, Lucasfilm has not yet offered a statement regarding the Rogue Squadron delay. In addition to that, it is still unclear when the project will begin production. In the meantime, the Star Wars film is still scheduled for release on December 22, 2023. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.