It was December 2020 when Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins announced to the world that she is set to enter the galaxy far, far away to helm Star Wars: Roque Squadron. However, since then, we haven't heard many details about the project until late last year when it was reported that it was delayed indefinitely so that Jenkins can focus on another project first. Some fans have been wondering if Rogue Squadron is still in the works and now we have a recent update that signifies that it still has air to breathe.
According to Twitter user @Jedi4Liberty, during his recent encounter with Michael A. Stackpole, the author of X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, he was told by the veteran writer that he is still "highly excited" about the Rogue Squadron movie and assured that Jenkins "had been in contact with him early on." You can check the tweet below:
While we haven't heard any official updates about Rogue Squadron, this seems to be an indication that the project is still alive and Lucasfilm still has it on their Star Wars film slate. After all, the December 2023 release date hasn't been taken off by Disney yet as of the time of this writing which is a sign that they haven't canceled it yet.
Assuming that what Stackpole said is a true indication, it is wonderful to hear that the project is still active as far as we know and Jenkins still has her eye on working on the film along with the other projects that she is also developing just like Wonder Woman 3. We do have to take note that Stackpole is not closely associated with the production so it's not necessarily an official confirmation about its status.
Either way, a lot of fans are hopeful that Rogue Squadron eventually gets made especially after hearing many reports of different Star Wars projects that have been either canceled or put on hold due to creative issues. Let's just wait and see if the film will still happen or it will get the same fate as the other Star Wars projects.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is still currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 22, 2023.