‘Rogue Squadron’ Delay Reportedly Due To Creative Differences Between Lucasfilm And Patty Jenkins

There was a minor disturbance in the Force last week when Rogue Squadron, the Star Wars film from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, was delayed indefinitely for supposed scheduling conflicts. Scheduling with what? You won’t be surprised to learn that Jenkins’ schedule might not have been the actual reason why the movie got yanked, and the reason is significantly bigger.

According to a report from Puck, the reason Rogue One was pulled has to do with creative differences between Jenkins and Lucasfilm on the script’s direction. The film was scheduled to open in December 2023 but now has no date at all, and this report suggests it may not ever happen.

This isn’t the first time a Star Wars spinoff with ‘Rogue’ in the title has faced these kinds of problems. Rogue One famously went through a complete overhaul, with Tony Gilroy coming in to save the day. That one worked out for the better, in my opinion, delivering one of the best films the franchise has ever had. On the other hand, when Phil Lord & Chris Miller were booted from Solo and replaced by Ron Howard….well, that didn’t turn out so great. The same can be said for The Rise of Skywalker, which saw Colin Trevorrow leave the production and be replaced by JJ Abrams.

So we’ll see what happens, but this obviously does not bode well for Rogue Squadron ever seeing the light of day, at least not with Jenkins attached.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.