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.