Patty Jenkins Rogue Squadron Canned: Everything You Need to Know
Directors beware, you’re only as good as your last release. Patty Jenkins who directed “Wonder Woman” for Warner Brothers was reportedly given the go ahead to develop a script for “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” and the movie was then delayed to-go into production and now it has been removed entirely from Disney’s release schedule.
Why? I’m sure we will get some corporate answer from Disney execs, but most likely it’s because Wonder Woman 1984 did not do well at the box office and amongst movie critics.
Now, it seems, “Rogue Squadron” is in limbo. The film was to focus on an elite X-Wing fighter pilot squadron. Which would have been perfect for Patty Jenkins considering her father was, he-himself, a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. William T. Jenkins earned a silver-star for his efforts during the war.
Given the recent success of Top Gun Maverick, rumors are swirling that Director Joseph Kosinski might take over the Rogue Squadron project. Not a bad choice in my opinion, so long as Rogue Squadron is more action-focused.
Needless to say, Star Wars fans were very excited when Patty Jenkins was announced as the director. And just as quickly, they were disappointed when the news broke that the movie had been removed from Disney’s release schedule.
My wish would be we get a Rogue Squadron series on Disney+, instead of a film and that it was set during the High Republic Era. It would be nice to see the Republic’s expanse into the unknown regions of space.
What do you think? Is Rogue Squadron doomed? Or will it find new life under a different director? Let us know in the comments!