Fans of a galaxy far, far away have been constantly asking when they will see the release of a new Star Wars movie in theaters. Despite things happening on Disney Plus with The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch getting a new season, as well as Ahsoka coming down the line, fans want to see a brand-new movie from Lucasfilm. A lot of chatter surrounding the Patty Jenkins-directed Rogue Squadron and untitled Star Wars film produced by Kevin Feige gave hope to those waiting for a Star Wars theatrical release. But it looks like things have changed according to a new report published by the entertainment outlet Variety.
The article published by Variety gives details on Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie being shelved, while also stating that the Rogue Squadron movie was also shelved. Lucasfilm announced that Patty Jenkins would direct the (at the time) upcoming Star Wars Rogue Squadron movie back in December 2020, with a special video to commemorate the announcement. Patty went into great detail about how much being part of the film meant to her because of her late father who was a fighter pilot.
However, Variety has sources close to the film’s development said the Rogue Squadron movie was no longer in active development at the studio. This comes after Disney removed the movie from its December 2023 schedule, causing many to question the status of Rogue Squadron going forward. The outlet also stated that Lucasfilm did not respond to their request for comment.
In the same report, Variety revealed they had also learned through their sources that the Kevin Feige Star Wars movie was also not in active development. The film was not titled since news broke out about Kevin Feige’s involvement back in September 2019. Variety was told by Michael Waldron, screenwriter for Doctor Strange 2, back in May 2022 that he was working on a Star Wars screenplay for Kevin Feige’s film. But months later Waldron was hired to write the screenplay for “Avengers: Secret Wars” over at Marvel, leading many to speculate that the MCU would take away the attention of Kevin Feige from Star Wars.
The Variety article goes on to detail other Star Wars projects from Lucasfilm, including the untitled Star Wars movie being made by Taika Waititi. While no specific details about the film are currently known, Variety has reason to believe Taika would play a part in the film he is making, similar to some of his previous film releases like Jojo Rabbit. Star Wars will need to be patient for any details about this movie however since no clear release window or timeframe was ever given for it.
Another project mentioned by Variety is a possible film by director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. While no confirmation has been made by Lucasfilm yet, it is said to have Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson (Watchmen and Counterpart respectively) attached to write the script. Unfortunately, no other details about the movie are known. Not even if Lucasfilm is keen to move forward with the film or not.
While the Variety article leaves many more questions, Star Wars fans are going to be looking towards the upcoming Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London for answers. Speculation about the event has led some to believe that more will be revealed about upcoming Star Wars movies, alongside other surprises that may involve the Star Wars Disney Plus shows. Who knows what Lucasfilm has planned, we can only hope everything will lead to a lot of excitement for Star Wars in the future.
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