Patty Jenkins and Kevin Feige’s ‘Star Wars’ Movies Are No Longer in Active Development
Not one, but two upcoming Star Wars films have been shelved. The news first dropped last week when it was announced that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’ upcoming Star Wars: Rogue Squadron had been pushed.
Sources spoke to Variety saying that the project is no longer in active development with Lucasfilm. The news means that it’s possible the film will be cancelled altogether.
Variety also reported that a second Stars Wars movie, one that was scheduled to be produced by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and written by Loki writer Michael Waldron, has also been removed from active development.
The silver lining is that Taika Waititi’s Star Wars project is still moving forward. Waititi is the writer and director on the project. And while pre-production has yet to be announced, the movie is still currently scheduled for a 2025 release date.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Back in December, Patty Jenkins had confessed that she wasn’t sure if Rogue Squadron was going to move forward.
“Sigh … I’m not one to talk about private career matters, but I will not allow inaccuracies to continue. Here are the facts: I originally left Rogue Squadron after a long and productive development process when it became clear it couldn’t happen soon enough and I did not want to delay WW3 any further,” Jenkins said in a statement. “When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back to RS after WW3, which I was honored to do, so I agreed.”
“They made a new deal with me. In fact, I am still on it and that project has been in active development ever since. I don’t know if it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete. But I look forward to its potential ahead.” she added.
In that same statement, Jenkins, who helmed the first two Wonder Woman films for DC Studios, confirmed that she did not “walk away” from the Wonder Woman franchise. The speculation surfaced after it was reported that Wonder Woman 3 had been cancelled.