Patty Jenkins to Direct “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” Film
We are absolutely ecstatic to share the news that “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins will be headed to a galaxy far, far away. She’ll be helming the upcoming “Star Wars” live action feature film “Rogue Squadron.”
Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the news during today’s massive Disney Investor Day presentation.
Jenkins followed up the news with this post to her Instagram:
“It’s been a lifelong dream as a filmmaker to one day make a great fighter pilot film,” said Jenkins. “As the daughter of a great fighter pilot myself, some of the best memories of my life are of seeing my father’s squadron take off in their F4s every morning, and hearing and feeling the awe-inspiring power and grace. When he passed away in service to this country it ignited a burning desire to one day channel all of those emotions into one great film. When the perfect story arrived in combination with another true love of mine, the incomparable world of Star Wars, I knew I’d finally found my next film. I’m extremely honored and excited to take it on, and grateful to Lucasfilm, Disney, and the fans for extending that thrill to me.”
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.
“Patty has established herself as one of the top directors working in the film industry today,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “She’s a visionary who knows how to strike the balance between action and heart, and I can’t wait to see what she does in the Star Wars galaxy.”
“Rogue Squadron” is set to arrive in theaters Christmas 2023.