After shifting focus to streaming for a couple of years, Lucasfilm made a huge announcement today regarding the future of Star Wars on the big screen.
Patty Jenkins, the director behind Monster and Wonder Woman, will direct Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, a new live-action theatrically-released feature film set in the greater Star Wars universe.
Check out a behind the scenes video of Jenkins talking about the project below.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 10, 2020
It definitely sounds like Jenkins has the passion to make this something special in the Star Wars franchise. On the news, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy said:
“I couldn’t be more excited that our next Star Wars feature film will be directed by Patty Jenkins. Patty, director of the Wonder Woman franchise, will bring her inspired vision to Rogue Squadron. This story will introduce a new generation of star fighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing high speed thrill ride. The legend of Rogue Squadron has been long beloved by Star Wars fans and will move us into a future era of the galaxy.”
Kennedy’s last words are interesting. The film will “move us into a future era of the galaxy”. Does this mean the film will be set after the Skywalker Saga? I guess time will tell.
Rogue Squadron will hits theaters Christmas 2023.
Do you think Jenkins is the right choice to helm a Star Wars film? Do you think the plot details would be better served as a TV series? Tell us your thoughts on what you think of the next feature film in the Star Wars universe down below!