Rogue Squadron production is warming up its engines!
Recently, Patty Jenkins let fans know the status of the latest “Star Wars” film, Rogue Squadron.
On July 3, The Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Gardner posted an interview with Jenkins, who spoke about the production’s progress (and timing) from the newly-updated “Warner Brothers Studio Tour Hollywood” on June 24.
An Update on Rogue Squadron Production
“It’s going amazing,” said Jenkins to Gardner of Rogue Squadron. “I had been on it already for six months before I even announced that, so we’re pretty deep into it.
We’re finishing a script, crewing up, and it’s all going wonderful.
“I’m so excited about the story and excited that we’re the next chapter of Star Wars, which is such a responsibility and such an opportunity to really start some new things.”
“It’s really exciting in that way,” she added.
Check out the first teaser from last December, timed with Disney Investor Day 2020:
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins will direct the Star Wars movie Rogue Squadron for Disney and Lucasfilm.
Of course, Jenkins has worked “in-universe” before, as she has directed two “Wonder Woman” movies for Warner Bros.
But working on Star Wars is a whole different experience.
“There’s plenty of it,” said Jenkins of working with Lucasfilm folks, presumably with “The Story Group.”
Gardner also quoted Jenkins saying:
It’s an entirely different way of working. I’m on the phone with all of them and doing Zoom meetings with everybody involved in Star Wars all the time. I’m fairly free to do the story that we want to do, but you really need to know who’s done what, who’s doing what, where it goes and how it works, and what designs have been done before. It’s a whole other way of working that I’m getting up to speed on.
Now, what did we learn that was new here?
- My biggest takeaway was that Jenkins had begun work on her Star Wars film six months before the official announcement.
- I was pleased to hear Jenkins call the film “the next chapter in Star Wars” and an opportunity to “start new things.”
- And, Jenkins explained she has the freedom to do the story she wants to do.
I, for one, am really, really excited to welcome Star Wars back to the big screen in December 2022.
How about you? Are you excited to see Rogue Squadron? Let us know in the comments.
Feature Image: Lucasfilm
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