Last year came the news that “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins would be directing “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron,” the next official “Star Wars” feature film which is targeting a December 2023 release.
An original story, though taking great influence from the games and books, the film aims to introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a saga exploring “the future era of the galaxy”.
This week, she spoke with THR and indicates she and recently announced co-writer Matthew Robinson are finishing up the script and are already assembling the crew with pre-production well underway:
“It’s going amazing. I had been on it already for six months before I even announced that, so we’re pretty deep into it. We’re finishing a script, crewing up, and it’s all going wonderful.
I’m so excited about the story and excited that we’re the next chapter of Star Wars, which is such a responsibility and such an opportunity to really start some new things. It’s really exciting in that way.”