Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins confirms she’s working on the new Star Wars movie, Rogue Squadron.
Patty Jenkins, director of the two Wonder Woman installments, has confirmed that her new Star Wars movie will be based on the X-wing fighters known as Rogue Squadron.
Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and began making new Star Wars films, there have been requests for Disney to hire a director to direct a feature film, and after five films that had not yet happened, until the recent news that the director of Wonder Woman 1984, Patty Jenkins will direct a new movie Star Wars.
Patty Jenkins is currently promoting Wonder Woman 1984 before the sequel’s simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max. However, after the success of the first Wonder Woman movie, fans began to hope that she could join the galaxy far, far away. Disney just announced that Jenkins will direct a new Star Wars movie hitting theaters in December 2023, and now Jenkins has confirmed the news and why she was drawn to a Rogue Squadron movie.
Right after Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars movie announcement on Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, the filmmaker released a hilarious video confirming the news. Jenkins explained her deep connection to flight and her attempt to find the right story to explore that concept, which helped her land in the Rogue Squadron. The video culminates with Jenkins donning a pilot suit and helmet, walking towards an X-wing.
Rogue Squadron is a group of rebel X-wing pilots that was created by Luke Skywalker during the Galactic Civil War. The group’s name is inspired by Rogue One, the team of rebels led by Jyn Erso who sacrificed their lives to steal the plans for the Death Star during the Battle of Scarif. The squad was officially formed during the Empire’s attack on the Mako-Ta Space Docks and fought in several battles, including the Battle of Hoth.
However, the new Star Wars movie that Disney has announced will use a new group of pilots, so we cannot establish at what time the story will unfold yet. “The story will present a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a thrilling, high-speed ride that pushes the boundaries and takes the saga into the future age of the galaxy.”
One version of the team may have continued to exist well into the formation of the New Republic, allowing the Rogue Squadron to take place before or after the events of the sequel trilogy.
Patty Jenkins directing any Star Wars movie should be enough to generate a lot of excitement among fans of the saga, but hearing her reasoning for choosing this project makes it even more special. The death of his father while serving as a pilot made him want to make “the best fighter pilot movie of all time. ” Now you will have the opportunity to do just that thanks to Star Wars, even if the story centers on X-wing pilots rather than fighter pilots.