Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Movie Back in Development with Patty Jenkins

“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” Prepares for Takeoff: Patty Jenkins and Lucasfilm Reignite Development

After navigating through a turbulent phase of uncertainty, the “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” movie is charting a course back into development, promising fans an exhilarating return to the beloved universe. Director Patty Jenkins recently shared an optimistic update on the project’s status, signaling a new dawn for the long-awaited film.

Emerging from Development Hell

“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” found itself in a precarious position after being virtually shelved in March 2023. Initially announced with great enthusiasm, the project encountered several obstacles that led to its indefinite pause. However, in a surprising turn of events, Jenkins revealed on the Talking Pictures podcast (as reported by IGN) that the movie is slated for script rewrites, breathing new life into the anticipated project.

The Journey of “Rogue Squadron”

Lucasfilm initially put the live-action movie on hold in May 2022 when Jenkins committed to directing “Wonder Woman 3,” part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The decision to prioritize the Amazonian warrior’s cinematic saga led Disney, Lucasfilm’s parent company, to remove “Rogue Squadron” from its release schedule, sparking concerns among the Star Wars community.

Despite the setbacks, Jenkins maintained a positive relationship with Lucasfilm, expressing her willingness to return to “Rogue Squadron” if the opportunity arose. With “Wonder Woman 3” no longer in active development, Jenkins and Lucasfilm have rekindled their collaboration, finalizing a deal that commits Jenkins to delivering a new draft of the “Star Wars” script.

A New Hope for Star Wars Fans

While “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” is still some distance from its cinematic debut, the revival of its development is a beacon of hope for fans eager for new adventures in the galaxy far, far away. In the meantime, the Star Wars universe continues to expand on the small screen, with successful series like “The Mandalorian” and upcoming shows such as “The Acolyte” keeping the flame alive.

The Return of Star Wars to the Big Screen

The resurgence of interest in Star Wars films can be attributed to the return of Bob Iger as Disney’s CEO. Iger’s strategic focus on revitalizing Disney’s flagship franchises has paved the way for a slew of new Star Wars movies, alongside other major projects from Marvel, Pixar, and the “Frozen” universe. With films directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Taika Waititi, James Mangold, and Patty Jenkins in the pipeline, Star Wars is poised for a triumphant return to cinemas.


The revival of “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” under the guidance of Patty Jenkins and Lucasfilm marks an exciting chapter in the Star Wars saga. As Jenkins sets out to craft a new draft, fans can look forward to the promise of high-flying action and new lore. With Bob Iger at the helm of Disney, the Star Wars franchise is gearing up for a grand resurgence, ready to captivate audiences with new stories from the iconic galaxy far, far away.

Novara Skuara

When I was 7, I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters a week after it opened. My parents were nice enough to take me and I have been a fan of Star Wars and almost all science fiction in general. I am an amateur writer who has been published for contributing flavor text to a RP game. I also have a copyright on a novel I hope to be able to publish sometime soon.