Date: 16th September 2022
Patty Jenkins upcoming "Star Wars" film "Rogue Squadron" has been pulled from the Disney release slate, the studio announced Thursday. The film was previously delayed due to scheduling conflicts with Jenkins.
The announcement is more-or-less pro forma, as the window for "Rogue Squadron" to start filming in time to complete the movie by next December has very nearly closed. The next big-screen story in the space opera saga had already been delayed in November 2021, reportedly due to scheduling conflicts with Jenkins.
Disney has also locked in dates in 2023 and 2024 for many of the films it tubthumped at its presentation.
Next year will see Taika Waititi's "Next Goal Wins" finally score a release on April 21st 2023, the film adaptation of the "Haunted Mansion" ride will arrive a few months later on August 11th 2023, and Disney Animation's just revealed "Wish" will debut on November 22nd 2023.
Then, the “Inside Out” sequel is on track for a June 14th 2024 release, and the Barry Jenkins-directed “The Lion King” sequel “Mufasa” is set for a July 5th 2024 release.
“Rogue Squandron” was expected to be the first “Star Wars” movie to play in theaters since 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker.” Disney and Lucasfilm are busy developing separate “Star Wars” features - one with Waititi, another with “The Last Jedi” filmmaker Rian Johnson and a third with Marvel chief Kevin Feige - but there’s been little-to-no information available about any of those endeavors, so it’s unclear which of those will be the first to hit theaters.
When Jenkins first announced the spinoff in 2020, she evoked the thrill of watching her late father, who served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. military, and referred to “Rogue Squadron as her desire to “one day making the greatest fighter pilot movie of all time.”
Source: Press Release