It was just announced that Patty Jenkins will be directing the next Star Wars movie! Patty is a well-known director who has been in the industry for years. She is best known for her work on ‘Monster,’ which won her an Academy Award and Golden Globe. Patty Jenkins to Direct Star Wars Movie: ‘Rogue Squadron.
The Release Date of Stars Wars: Rogue Squadron
Director Patty Jenkins is making strides in pre-production for her Star Wars debut as she zooms towards December 22, 2023 release date for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. She told The Hollywood Reporter that she’s “finishing” up a script, and already putting together a crew.
The cast of Rogue Squadron:
- Felicity Jones
- Diego Luna
- Ben Mendelsohn
- Donnie Yen
- Mads Mikkelsen
- Alan Tudyk
- Riz Ahmed
- Jiang Wen
- Forest Whitaker.
The Trailer of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Not just yet and don’t expect to see one until closer to the film’s release date in late 2023. However, director Patty Jenkins has released the following video outlining her passion for the project (which also features a charming cameo from an X-Wing starfighter).
About the Star Wars movie: Rogue Squadron:
Given that the film is a full three years away from release, it should come as little surprise that there isn’t a huge amount of information about the story just yet.
According to the official synopsis from Lucasfilm: “The story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy.”
One of the crucial things that this summary keeps secret is the time period in which this entry of the Star Wars saga will be set.
However, the inclusion of an X-Wing starfighter in the announcement video featuring director Patty Jenkins suggests this chapter will unfold against the backdrop of either the original trilogy or the recent Disney-produced sequel trilogy.
The plot of Rogue Squadron:
The squadron was eventually dissolved after ‘Operation Cinder, ‘ but it is reformed under Commander Luke Skywalker in order to combat Emperor Palpatine and his second Death Star during ‘the Battle of Endor.
“A rogue band of resistance fighters unites for a daring mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.”
This chapter will introduce us to Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she becomes “a hero instrumental in helping establish the ‘New Republic’.” (Rogue One)
In the novel, there are two groups- one group which was dissolved and another reformed under Commander Luke Skywalker to combat Emperor Palpatine during “the Battle of Endor”. This chapter will introduce us to Jyn Erso as she becomes “a hero instrumental in helping establish the ‘New Republic.'”
A rogue band of resistance fighters unites for a daring mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star. Under Director Krennic’s orders, Jyn has been arrested after her father Galen defects from development in order to protect his daughter. However, with help from rebel captain Cassian Andor, Jyn makes her escape and joins the rebel alliance.
The Storyline of Rogue Squadron:
Rogue Squadron, also known as Rogue Group, has featured heavily in Star Wars comic books, novels, and video games, but not all of these sources are considered canon by Disney. Non-canon sources will have no bearing on the plot of Rogue Squadron and Jenkins has confirmed that Rogue Squadron will be an original story.
In Lucasfilm’s announcement of Rogue Squadron, they stated that “the story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy”.
No other story details for Rogue Squadron have been released, but the implication of the phrases “new generation” and “future era” means that Rogue Squadron will likely take place after The Rise of Skywalker.