Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Gets Hopeful Update

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People were understandably disappointed when it was revealed that Star Wars: Rogue Squadron has been put on hold. After all, the new movie would have focused on starfighter pilots who would go on a new adventure and would be directed by Patty Jenkins. Unfortunately, production was reportedly delayed due to the Wonder Woman 1984 director's busy schedule. However, a new report reveals a hopeful update on the project.

In early November, it was reported that Rogue Squadron has been delayed indefinitely. Although production would have started late this year, Jenkins' busy schedule reportedly pushed the project back. It was later purported that the filmmaker had taken a step back due to creative differences.

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But is Jenkins actually not giving up on Rogue Squadron? A new report from Deadline reveals that the Wonder Woman director has stepped away from the planned Cleopatra movie which will now be helmed by Kari Skogland. It is then confirmed that Jenkins chose not to work on Cleopatra so she could focus on Wonder Woman 3 and Rogue Squadron.

This is an interesting update that could confirm that the previously reported delay was due to Jenkins' schedule. But with Cleopatra finally out of the way, she could continue to work on Rogue Squadron. Hopefully, this also means that Jenkins and Lucasfilm have worked out their plans for the movie.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is still in development and it may take some time before we get any casting news. However, with Jenkins finally back on board, it won't take long before the project moves forward more quickly. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Rogue Squadron has not yet been given a new official production start date. For now, the film is still scheduled for release on December 22, 2023.

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