Patty Jenkins’ ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ Movie Lands ‘Love & Monsters’ Writer Matthew Robinson

It’s been a while since there has been an exciting piece of news about Star Wars on the big screen. By the time we got around to The Rise of Skywalker much of the trilogy’s energy had dissipated. But the announcement of Patty Jenkins as director of a new feature, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, has definitely created some buzz again. And now that film has one of the busiest writers in Hollywood on board.

Matthew Robinson has been set to pen Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron movie, about the hotshot group of X-Wing fighter pilots for the Rebel Alliance.

Robinson’s list of credits is a mixed bag, but it has him working on a bunch of high-profile gigs. He started with Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying, then wrote the surprisingly not horrible flop Monster Trucks. He followed that up with Dora and the Lost City of Gold which was better than it had any right to be, and the awesome Love & Monsters which ended up on my best movies of 2020 list. Lately, Robinson has been attached to an Edge of Tomorrow sequel that may or may not ever happen.

Production on Rogue Squadron is set to begin in the U.K. next year, in time for a release on December 22nd 2023.

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