Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Project Reportedly in Danger

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These days, it seems like the Star Wars Universe has been prioritizing its streaming offerings on Disney+ which is totally understandable given the immense popularity of The Mandalorian. Despite that, the science-fiction franchise was actually gearing up for its triumphant return to film with Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron. Unfortunately, the film has been delayed indefinitely due to the director's other film commitments, including the third Wonder Woman film over at DC Films and Warner Bros.

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However, rumor has it that Rogue Squadron's delay doesn't have anything to do with Patty's packed schedule. In fact, several sources have claimed that the delay was caused by an internal problem between the director and Lucasfilm. Now, a new scoop from the folks over at Giant Freakin Robot seems to support the rumor, and turns out, Rogue Squadron isn't the only project that is affected.

According to the website's intel, even Taika Waititi's mystery project is in danger of not only getting delayed but being scrapped altogether, thanks to Lucasfilm's alleged creative issues with its filmmakers. As it stands, very little is known about Waititi's Star Wars film but since its official announcement at last year's Disney Investor Day, fans have been invested with the project especially given the MCU director's history with the franchise.

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If the rumors are in fact true, then it looks like Lucasfilm, under the supervision of Disney still hasn't learned from its previous mistakes meddling with the sequel trilogy's creative direction. If that's the case, it's a damn shame because it looked like they were finally getting in touch with fans through The Mandalorian. Of course, nothing has been officially confirmed yet so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, you can get your Star Wars fix over at Disney+.