Rogue Squadron: Patty Jenkins Teases Story For Star Wars Film
Following the official announcement that Patty Jenkins will officially be directing a new Star Wars film, the Wonder Woman 1984 director has finally opened up about Rogue Squadron, confirming that it won’t be a direct film adaptation of the video game and novel franchise. In a recent interview with IGN, Jenkins teased that her upcoming film will feature an original story that includes influences from the existing source material.
“We’re doing something original with great influence from the games and the books,” Jenkins said. “There’s a lot of things being acknowledged and understood about the greatness of all of those things, but yes, it’s an original story and I’m so psyched to do it.”
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. 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.
Recommended Reading: Rogue Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 1)
The Star Wars video game series had first made its launched on December 7, 1998 with Rogue Squadron where it was set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It was then followed by three game sequels Rogue Leader, Rebel Strike and Episode I: Battle for Naboo. However, before the video game had debuted, the X-Wing: Rogue Squadron novel was first published in 1996 which was the first installment in author Michael A. Stackpole’s X-Wing novel series.
Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron is currently set for a December 22, 2023 theatrical release.
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.”