Patty Jenkins Helming Rogue Squadron for Lucasfilm!
While fans anxiously await the arrival of her highly-anticipated DC Extended Universe sequel, Wonder Woman 1984‘s Patty Jenkins is taking to the stars as it’s been revealed she is set to helm Rogue Squadron for Lucasfilm, slated for a Christmas 2023 release! You can check out her video reveal in the Tweet below!
Rogue Squadron will be the next Star Wars film to be released and will also mark the first feature film in the long-running franchise to be directed by a woman. Clearly, breaking through boundaries is part of Jenkins’ forte as she previously set a milestone when she became the first woman to helm a major superhero film, 2017’s Wonder Woman which went on to gross $821 million worldwide.
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.
Star Wars continues to create more opportunities for women. Along with Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney served as a second unit director on The Rise of Skywalker, Deborah Chow directed an episode of The Mandalorian and is currently steering the highly anticipated limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+. Bryce Dallas Howard also directed two well-received episodes of The Mandalorian, including the third episode of the second season, titled “The Heiress.”
As for Jenkins, her next film, Wonder Woman 1984, debuts in theaters and on HBO Max December 25.